Okay, so I thought I was hanging it up for sure. I mean, what's the end game for a blog? You just stop doing it. And I was exhausted with life in general and the blog was something that had, as it had at the time of my last hiatus, become a chore and not a fun diversion.
And I knew that I wouldn't always feel that way, but I thought I'd find something else to amuse myself. But then I read your comments and your e-mails. The point of the blog is to try and give us something guaranteed to make us chuckle a bit every day. And that's actually a pretty good raison d'etre, as the French say, and my time for doing this is simply not over yet.
So, onward! Picking up where we left off at Superman #279:
I remember this cover from a house ad. Is this a rhetorical situation? I mean, he's practically got her, so why can't he save her and Metropolis? I appreciate a noble sacrifice as much as the next guy, but it seems kinda unnecessary.
But then we see the first page and it makes a lot more sense:
Okay, first: Superman is fine, but he is not the greatest hero of them all. He's the most overpowered and rather insufferable hero of them all, but far from greatest. And more to the point, now we know that Batgirl simply didn't need saving. She could have just said that on the cover, but I suppose that wouldn't have sold as many copies. But seriously people: If you can do so without unduly hurting someone's feelings, say what you mean.
Hey! It's time for some Shenanigans! (tm!)
So.... Batman can just whistle for Superman likes he's a dog or something and Superman comes a'running? Shenanigans! (tm!)
Check out the random bad guy here. He's awesome:
I would totally buy Superman comics if this guy would be in the margins giving a running commentary. He's so awesome that he made me forget momentarily that if Superman really inhaled that much liquid, he'd have to blow up like a big balloon or something. Momentarily.
Great to be back! See you tomorrow!