Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Why Is Crime Like a Bottle of Olives?

You may have noticed on yesterday's cover that there was reference to "The Riddles of Dr. Riddle."  Well, consider this riddle:

Hmmmmm... a bad guy who leaves clues about the crimes he's going to commit in the form of a riddle?  Who does that remind you of?

Even non-comic book nerdlingers know the answer to that one: The Riddler, Batman's old foe.  

But there's a twist to this riddle:  Dr. Riddle came about first.  By a few years.

How about that?

Dr. Riddle also stands out in that he's one of the few Bulletman foes who didn't slap Bulletgirl silly.  But, to be fair, he never got close enough to her to do it.

Not like the Murder Prophet!:

Yeah, it is a pleasure to smack Bulletgirl.  I'm not so much with you on the murdering thing, but we have some common ground on the whole "smacking Bulletgirl" thing.

Of course, you can do that sort of thing to Bulletman:

And we all know I love it when people say, "AIEEEEE!"

But then along comes Grover Dill.  Google that.  You'll find the comparison hilarious, I assure you.

Wait for it... wait for it...

Well.... Touche! (tm!)

Ain't that the truth!

And then...

HA!  I stopped reading there and pretended Bulletman just flew away and let Bulletgirl take a dip in the boiling lead.  Let me have my happy ending, won't you?

See you tomorrow!


Unknown said...

So why was the crime like a bottle of olives?

Was it the pits?

maw maw said...

Unknown, you beat me to it!

So what's the REAL answer?

Adam Barnett said...

Because after the first one, the rest are easy!

Yup. That was the answer.

Smurfswacker said...

This is the second time someone has said, "Without her helmet Bulletgirl is helpless." I thought the helmet was just for flying. So if she can't fly, she's helpless?

Wayne Allen Sallee said...

I remember the Bulletgirl Grant Morrison created for 7 SOLDIERS OF VICTORY and how he repeatedly said she could not fly, helmet or not.

I love the name Murder Prophet, though. Would he be able to know each riddle before Dr. Riddle told them? And the two of them would fight over it?

Adam Barnett said...

Geez, if Bulletgirl couldn't even fly what COULD she do? Bulletman had been physically altered so he was essentially bulletproof and super-strong, but I don't think that applied to Bulletgirl.