Monday, May 10, 2010

You Aren't Big Enough to Fight, So I'll Spank You Instead! Monday!

I have a terrible time following plots. I shun most fantasy, suspense and science fiction movies and comics simply because I'm not intelligent enough to follow them.

Even the occasional super-villain plot is over my head:

Okay, it's a combined hippo and crocodile. I get that. And it's bitchin', so don't get me wrong.

What I don't understand is how the existence or presence of these animals is going to "demoralize the whole country."

Mr. President!

What is it?

Someone has found a way to create a hippo/crocodile hybrid!

That's it! Notify the Axis that we will be surrendering unconditionally! They have simply blown my mind to the point where I can fight no longer!

Agreed, Mr. President. Pearl Harbor was one thing.... but this! There's only so much the American people can endure....

But there are a couple of things you can say about Captain Future: He wears very short pants.....

..... and he didn't make plans on being eaten by a hippo/croc hybrid. Then again, I don't know who would make those kinds of plans.

Hey! Someone's getting spanked!

Well, that was a little disturbing. We'll start over again tomorrow.


BrittReid said...

"The F.B.I. won't be so easy with him, I can tell you that!"

They're gonna give him a wedgie?

And, how many ADULT male heroes went bare-legged (which adds a funky fetishistic aspect to that last panel)?

D.B. Echo said...

I think the bare-leggedness and the spanking are a ploy to distract us from the fact that some parts of Captain Future's lady friend were more lovingly rendered than others.

A hungry, angry hippopotamus is dangerous enough...but combine it with a crocodile and that's just pure awesomeness. Perhaps the demoralization happens when Americans realize that their own best thinkers were never cool enough to think up something like that.

Jeff Overturf said...

I feel dirty...and demoralized.

okieqt said...

I'm wondering why hippo + croc = orange?

Vic | Envelope Printing said...

The Hippodile or Crocopotamus looks like a donkey crossed with an aardvark on the second panel. America will be demoralized because their super villains cannot even create a hybrid monster scary enough.

Captain Future's skimpy shorts and his fetish to spanking and discipline is disturbing.

Allergy said...

Way ahead of its time. If they had come out with this at the height of the anti-hero period, people would have eaten it up.