Thursday, September 10, 2009

Grenade-Tipped Shaft Thursday!

This is why Superman doesn't have a kid sidekick. Say, Robin, I know it's one of the flimsiest disguises ever, but when I'm wearing glasses, do you think you could hold off calling me "Superman" in public? Hmmmmmm? That was a fun one from Robert Giles! Thanks, Robert!

As I've said before, Stan Lee is more of an idea man. Dialog is not so much his thing. Check out this classic from All-Winners #1:

Wow. Who needs art when you have that kind of narrative? Paints such a vivid picture in my brain, it does! Although I have to give this disclaimer: Children, if an adult ever really talks to you in this fashion, run to your parents as fast as your legs will carry you.

And hey! It's time for Fun with Out of Context Dialog! (tm!):

Normally, I'd think the guy is just bragging, but if your shaft is actually grenade-tipped, you are already capable of things I can't imagine.

See you tomorrow!


D.B. Echo said...

Toro and the (non-) Human Torch having a tickle fight with fire in Johnny's bedroom? That sounds like a really, really bad idea!

The One True GL said...

You know, later today I'm doing a post about someone who has also overestimated Robin in another way. That seems to happen a lot.

The more I think about it, the more the whole Boy Wonder gig seems to have very low entry requirements. You don't have to be very smart. You just have to wear bright colours so the batman can sneak around unseen while the bad guys shoot at your circus-clad but.

The One True GL said...

Meant to say butt.

Anonymous said...

The only difference between what Stan wrote and a Penthouse Letter is baby oil.