Monday, June 30, 2014

Startling Revelations about Rainbow Boy!

I'm still working my way through Heroic Comics #19 and I've learned a couple of things.

Well, first I learned that Hydroman apparently squishes when he walks:

Granted, there are no sound effects, but you can see the water drops sailing off his body, so you just know he's squishing around.  If they had put in the sound effects, I'm prepared to speculate that Hydroman would have been a much more popular character.

Anyway, Hydroman is still hanging around Rainbow Boy, who I keep wanting to type as "Rainboy" for some reason:

See the look on Hydroman's face?  He's all kinds of resentful about being regulated to crossovers with Rainbow Boy, and I can't say I blame him.

Oh, Rainbow Boy... must you prance?  I'm having a hard enough time with you as it is, and this is not helping.  I keep having flashbacks to the time I sat through Moving Out, which was interpretive dance set to Billy Joel music.  It was every bit as traumatic as it sounds.


Hmmm.. so are Rainbow Boy's powers like that of the Ray?  Because he's sounding an awful lot like the Ray, who also wore a fin on his head and had odd taste in footwear.  But make note that he can travel at the speed of light, because I'm going to bring it up.

Okay, Rainbow Boy can travel at the speed of light.  Does anyone not see where I'm going with this?

Rainbow Boy... flies around at the speed of light... can carry passengers...

Soooooo.... Rainbow Boy can swoop down upon any of these tragedies at the speed of light and save a bunch of these folks, but he decides not to because he's making a point.  You know, General Dumbledore there (or whatever his name was) still would have seen what the Axis troops were trying to pull off even if Rainbow Boy had prevented it and realized who was doing what. 

Oh, well... okay, if you're going to join forces with us and help to end this war, maybe something good can come out of...


So, the invaders from another planet offer to help bring the war to a close, and Rainbow Boy decides on behalf of humanity to just say, "Nah.  But preesh!"

The Punisher has nothing on Rainbow Boy.

See you tomorrow!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Startling and Terrible News Couched in a Rainbow!

Just for yet another change o'pace to finish up the week, I took a look at the Hydroman story from Heroic Comics #19.  No, not the Spider-Man villain of the same name.  This guy was a hero whose powers seemed to be tied to the availability of water, rather than the ability to turn his own body to water itself. 

And he apparently hung out with this guy:

Man, I think it's terrible and startling news that you hang out with a guy called Rainbow Boy.  Wow.  And for a guy called Rainbow Boy, he sure doesn't seem to know what colors constitute a rainbow.  He should be looking for something like this:

Yeah, I know... bonus, right?

and here's some Fun with Out of Context Dialogue! (tm!):

The Men of that town would rue the day they purchased vasectomies via a "Groupon" promotion...

Meanwhile, let's take a last look at Golden Age Blue Beetle #28:

Okay, first:  I swear to you, they never told us the name of the girl in that entire story.

Secondly, when someone looks at you that intently, you never make any blanket promises about doing what they want to do, ever.  That's just common sense.

Am I the only one thinking it would be hilarious if the kidnapper sent a soiled diaper?  Gasp!  That's Junior's!  We fed him creamed corn just last night!

Okay, that was wrong.  I know it was wrong.  

See you Monday!  It may be a little later in the day, but it'll get there!

Thursday, June 26, 2014


Today's post comes courtesy of contributor Marvel X42, who came up with a pair of doozies.

First, some Fun with Out of Context Dialogue! (tm!):

I don't know where that came from, but that is possibly one of the best Fun with Out of Context Dialogues (tm!) I've ever seen.

And here's a Fun with Out of Context Artwork!:

Wow... that one even had some CMNS Sound Effect Theatre (tm!) to boot for "SPOOSSHH!"

Great stuff, Marvel X42!  Thanks!

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


As threatened promised, I give you another Fun with Out of Context Artwork sequence, courtesy of contributor Robert Gillis and Superman Family #164:

Yeah, I know.  We crossed a line.  But you were there with me!

See you tomorrow!  

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


And we're back!  Sorry about the abrupt absence, Dear Ones, but life had come to an absolute boil and I just couldn't deliver until, as the kids say, "I handled my bidness."  Will things mellow out?  It's hard to say.  So please bear with me if I have to take a breather every so often.

Meanwhile, Contributor Robert Gillis decided that perhaps my most shameful post ever deserved a sequel, so he sent some more Curt Swan character sketches from Superman Family #164.

So, once again, we give you another Fun with Out of Context Artwork (tm!) sequence:

Can you believe you waited ten days for that?  And we're going to do yet another one tomorrow, because Robert Gillis has even less shame than I.

Good to be back!  See you tomorrow!