Monday, April 29, 2013


Someone was nice enough to send me Captain Video #3 so I could check it out, and boy am I glad I did!  You can't even get past the inside front cover before you start shaking your head.  Thusly:

Obey!  OBEY!  OBEY!!!!!

And now it's time for some Fun with Out of Context Artwork! (tm!):

Which, of course, leads me to Fun with Out of Context Dialogue! (tm!):


And to wrap it up, let's check out a CMNS Moment of Comic Book Greatness! (tm!):

Ah.  Good stuff.

So, as you may recall, we had taken a look the other day at the Golden Age Flash literally smacking someone's nose clean off their face.  I told you I would get a professional opinion as to what the true consequences of this would be, and Adam delivers!

I consulted an actual Ear Nose and Throat M.D.  Yup, a licensed medical doctor, whose name shall remain anonymous because of the national embarrassment recognition it would bring.  I can say from past experience that being part of the Internet's Least Favorite Blog (tm!) is a chick magnet, and he doesn't have time to answer all the fan mail from the ladies that it would no doubt bring.

Anyway, this is his answer:

"If a dude's nose was literally flattened to their face from any sort of blow there are two scenarios - most likely the sustained a naso-orbital-ethmoid complex fracture- broke the bone of the nose and everything they attached to. There need surgery to repair - usually done at 10 - 14 days after the incident - a fairly complicated deal that has taken me as much as 6 hours to try to get it right. lots of little puzzle pieces to go together.

the other possibility is just very smashed nasal bones without the rest - almost never happens but could. In this case they would need cosmetic surgery to do bone grafting or cartilage grafting or something else usually done 6 - 12 months after the even.
in both cases a sever smash is likely permanent unless repaired if it is depressed into their face. twisted fractures that aren't depressed can be popped back."

And now we know!  Yay!  Thanks, Doc!

See you tomorrow!


Railbus said...

I think you'll find on rereading that Flash didn't flatten the guy's nose or smack it off. He vibrated it until it was invisible, convincing the guy and his associate that his nose was gone.

Frankly, having your nose tweaked at such a frequency sounds more painful!

Foreign Character said...

"fractures that aren't depressed can be popped back."

Ok now that's useful info. Thanks!

MarvelX42 said...

Does this robot only know words that start with the letter F? And yes, vibrating back and forth so fast it can't be seen, is pretty much what the comic panels said. I think that maybe Adam is so busy that he just skims over things, including these comments. Don't get me wrong, I love your blog and all the stuff you do Adam. In fact your's is the only "blog" I read, so thanks for all of this wonderful goofy stuff that you post. I really appreciate it.

Adam Barnett said...

Ha! Whoops! Yeah, I miss stuff, sometimes. I have the attention span of a hummingbird! :-)