I finally got around to seeing the Wanted movie. It wasn't as disturbingly violent as I feared. Beloved was able to watch it without a problem, which is my yardstick for how violent something is. She still hasn't forgiven me for Sin City.
She rather enjoyed Wanted, but of course she had never read the graphic novel. Me? To paraphrase Chief Wiggum, "Loom of Fate my ass, McBain."
Duck your head! It's World's Finest v.1 #30!:
This is another example of why Superman annoys me. I'm glad he's enjoying himself, but shouldn't he fly ahead and put the fire out? Someone's ass is going up in flames, and he's clinging to the side of the firetruck going "WHEEEEEE!"
Such a douche.
Anyway, this issue is important because of the historic Batman story. You know how in every drawing of the Batcave, there's always that giant penny laying around? This is where it came from!
Okay, that isn't the greatest bad guy origin I've ever read. I understand he's annoyed but that's a little extreme. I can't stand it when people say "I could care less" when what the morons really mean is "I couldn't care less," but I'm hardly going to devote my life to a series of crimes based on proper grammar.
But anyway, you came to see a giant penny, and there it is:
Keep in mind, this huge penny ends up in the Batcave as a trophy. How does that happen, exactly?
Batman, you've saved us? How can we possibly thank you?
Well, I've grown rather fond of that gigantic replica of a penny!
Really? Because that's part of our exhibition?
Oh, I understand. It's just that I bruised my knuckles protecting your life and property and all. Didn't seem like I was asking too much. You know, for my bruised knuckles.
Did I mention Robin has always wanted a gigantic penny? Cries for it at night, he does. I don't know how I'm going to calm him down when he finds out he can't have this one.
And I still don't get job offers to write professionally. It's a sin, really.
And how does our villain get taken down? Thusly!:
Ah, but for the want of exact change. Let this be a lesson of.... of having exact change at all times. Or something like that.
See you tomorrow!