Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Superman Hall of Shame Monday!

Hey, hey! It's a trio of cringeworthy Superman panels courtesy of contributor sPat!


I don't think "Jap" is a friendly term, but maybe someone can show me differently. Regardless, I'd be very concerend that a ball I threw with enough force for it to travel halfway around the world might... oh, I don't know.... kill someone in its path!

But again, that could just be me.
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It always bothered me when they called heat vision "x-ray vision," because that makes things even sillier. But even if we called it heat vision, I've never known wood to be prone to welding.

And if this is going to be like the "feeding the ostrich rocks" incident where I was corrected over and over, I may start actually checking my facts, but this just seems impossible to me.
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Wow.... there's some male-bonding for you, not to mention some of the hardcore action you can generally expect from a Superham story. Knit one, pearl two!

And in answer to your question, sir: Just because Superman does it, that doesn't make it manly or cool. In fact, I usually find things work out to the contrary.

5 comments:

Dave said...

I think the explanation was that Supes's x-ray vision generated such heat that it effectively became heat vision.

Which explains why I always get a second-degree burn when I get dental x-rays.

Michael Jones said...

Yes, Jap is a pejorative term but I must say that that panel is the LEAST racist portrayal of a Japanese person I've ever seen. Unlike some of these:
propaganda time.

mwbworld said...

Jeesh, he already had the power of Super Weaving. Now we learn has the power Super Knitting.

Who knew Yellow Sun radiation gave you super home ec powers? My understanding of science is clearly lacking!

SallyP said...

You are correct, my dear! You cannot weld wood. However, it is "Purl" not pearl for knitting.

(ducks and covers)

Pere Ubu said...

"Just because Superman does it, that doesn't make it manly or cool. In fact, I usually find things work out to the contrary."

Except for being mean to Jimmy Olsen. We really don't want to discourage doing that.