Hey! Some of my old childhood chums have started dropping by! Make Allan and Ellen feel welcome, gang!
I'm the first to say that I learned everything I know from comics. I remember reading an editorial (I think by Dick Giordano) back in the 80's that suggested comic readers branch out. The rationale was something along the lines that if you enjoy Batman in Detective Comics you might enjoy a text on forensic science, or a reader of Captain Atom might enjoy learning more about quantum physics.
Folks, who were they kidding? There is a backlog a mile long of comics I have yet to read. If anyone thinks for one second I'm going to put down a comic and pick up a textbook, well... let's just say I appreciate the optimism, but it's not happening. I'm a middle-aged man, I'm good at my job, I take care of my wife and dogs, but I'm not reading anything I don't have to if it doesn't have pretty pictures and could possibly end up on this blog.
But I still learn stuff. I give you, "twaddle" :
This is my new favorite word. Thanks, World's Finest #260! Twaddle, twaddle, twaddle....
This girl is going to die, Superman!:
.... and, judging by the look on her face, she seems pretty okay with that. Must be one of those "emo" kids I keep hearing about.
Hey! It's Lois!
Oh, Lois.... you quit being a "girl" anything about 15 years ago. Don't test my chivalry.
Wow, Bruce! Not only did you just tell Lois she was old, but you got her to thank you for it! That's the kind of thing you can get away with when you have lots of money. I'm pretty sure Billionaire Bruce Wayne could hook her nostrils with two fingers and lead her around the room and she'd just tell him how wonderful his manicure was. Chicks are that way if they think a guy has money.
You know what else World's Finest #262 gave us? Auntie Gravity:
It took two parts of this story for Green Arrow to take down Auntie Gravity and her nephews. Two parts. With Black Canary's help.
Not that I blame Green Arrow for being psyched out. Have you ever run cross-ways with an elderly woman? No one will lay more entitlement crap on you than an elderly woman. They think you owe them anything you have, any service you can perform, or any amount of time they demand, whether you are related to them or not.
Seriously, unless you are somewhere near a cafeteria or it's time for her "stories," don't mess with an elderly woman. She will jack you up with yard work and trips to the pharmacy like it's her responsibility to the world to keep you busy. Sending you spinning off into the hemisphere is the least of your worries!
Whee! We were silly today! Twaddle, twaddle, twaddle....