Thursday, December 31, 2015

In Which Superman Decides He Has the Authority to Give Other People Orders

It's the end of another awesome year!  No post tomorrow, but we'll be back on Monday, January 4th.  Sound good?

  The state of the blog be this: The blog easily topped 100,000 visits last year, which isn't half bad.  We get a lot more visitors when we stick with big name acts than, say, Neon the Unknown, but to me "funny be funny" no matter what, so who knows what we'll be checking out in 2016?

As to movies and whatnot, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man were awesome.  In fact, this was just a year for really great movies and I couldn't begin to list them all.  TV was fantastic with Agent Carter, Gotham, The Flash, iZombie and Arrow even managed to bounce back after a dreadful third season.  I don't have Netflix, so I've yet to see Daredevil, but I've heard awesome things and once it hits DVD release, I'll be all over it.

So lets finish with Superman #273, where we meet.... I don't remember his name.  But here he is:

Welcome to the Super-Hero Club and farewell to any hope that you will ever know the touch of a woman.

Seriously, if I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times: If you're going to get a third eye, there is no point whatsoever in putting it in the middle of your forehead near the eyes you already have.  Stick it on your index finger so you can use the thing like a periscope.

Here's Perry White getting all profound:

Yeah, people who suddenly get super-powers just go all kinds of corrupt.

Like the Flash.

And Animal Man.

And the Atom.

And Atom Smasher.

And Beast Boy.

And Black Canary.

And Captain Marvel.

(Seriously... I could do this all day.  I'm doing it in alphabetical order just to be really impressive.)

And Cyborg.

And the Elongated Man.

And Firestorm.

And the entire Green Lantern Corps.

And Metamorpho.

And Plastic Man.

I could keep going, but you get the idea.

Yeah, I know a character sometimes goes off the rails, but that was really a sweeping generalization.  If you're going to get all judgmental in the guise of being profound, at least have your facts straight.  You should know all about the need to have your facts straight, Perry White... considering your career in journalism.

Anyway, the guy is really powerful and we can't have that, considering it's a Superman comic and all:

Okay, pay attention to what Superman just said there, because I'm going to get all lawyerly on you in a second.

Okay, you just said he needed to limit his activities until the fallout could be controlled.  He just showed you he could control it.  Why must you stop him?

Well, we know the real reason by now: Superman won't tolerate anyone having powers that compare to his.  I just want to know if Supes has any intellectual honesty.

He doesn't.  Here he is giving this guy a power-castration:

Okay, if the eye could just go flying off the guy's head as the result of a sudden stop, why didn't Superman just snatch it off the guy's forehead at super-speed?  He must be one of those people who just has to make things harder than they need to be.

Anyway, have a safe holiday!  This time last year, Beloved got knocked unconscious when she was plowed into by an uninsured motorist (giving us a chance to ring in the new year from the emergency room), so be extra careful until the holiday is over.

See you Monday!


Wayne Allen Sallee said...

See you in 2016, Adam! Kinda wish we had more Red Bee posts in 2015, but we all know that only about four people care about him.

Why don't you get Netflix for your computer? DAREDEVIL is fantastic, but I watched JESSICA JONES first. I binge watch, which for me is maybe 1 1/2 episodes at a time. There are some nice Easter eggs along the line, two in DD that are very crafty indeed.

Aside from it being close to the source material, I liked JJ more because of the interior stuff. I dunno, as a writer, I felt we only saw Murdock's office and home and the streets. It was like every other character simply left the office and disappeared. We saw Foggy's place briefly, xxxx xxxx's place the same. But in JJ we get as many interiors as exteriors. I'm not trying to say all shows should have sets like LAW & ORDER, but maybe Marvel picked up a bit or I'm being anal. And all writers are anal. Some are Anal Grammar Nazis, and that should be the next comic that Dan DiDio green lights for DC.

$7.95 makes it worth it. I never thought I'd be seeing shows on Netflix that I enjoy more than the Marvel films in the theaters. Stay cool. My best to Beloved.

Adam Barnett said...

I'll catch those on DVD, kinda like I do "Orange is the New Black." I think that when I retire someday, I would invest in a Netflix sub. But right now, I've got more stuff than I can watch already between Hulu and the DVD's my local library gets. I can't wait to see DD... I'm sure they're delaying the release to try and get me to sub to Netflix, but I'm a (sorta) patient guy. Happy New Year!