Archive for March, 2014

Ma and Pa Kent: Professional Product Testers

2014/03/28

Raising a super-powered child results in the development of all kinds of useful skills.

Screw the blankets, I want to know Earth company built that nigh-indestructible Super-Tricycle.

Screw the Kryptonian blankets, I want to know what Earth company built that nigh-indestructible Super-Tricycle.

Today’s Kent family hijinks have been brought to you by Superman #146 (July 1961) by Otto Binder, Jerry Siegel, Al Plastino, and Curt Swan.

Rosetta Stone: Tamaranian Style

2014/03/24

When it comes to teaching someone a new language, it always helps to have a good incentive.

I think Nightcrawler's on to something...

I think Nightcrawler’s on to something…

Today’s lesson in linguistics has been brought to you by Marvel and DC Present #1: The Uncanny X-Men and the New Teen Titans (1982) by Chris Claremont, Walter Simonson, and Terry Austin.

Tomorrow Was Yesterday – Part 2

2014/03/20

Kids grow up so fast these days…

Darn, I missed it. :(

Man, I feel so old now. 😦

These alternate future almost-nuptials have been brought to you by The Simpsons – Episode 122: “Lisa’s Wedding” (March 19, 1995).

Superman Vs. Mister Sinister

2014/03/16

You know, at this point, I’m seriously starting to wonder how many superhero and supervillain names from the House of Ideas were actually original ideas…

Nathaniel Essex's first attempt at supervillany was rather embarrassing. :P

Nathaniel Essex’s first foray into the realm of supervillany was as embarrassment for everyone involved. 😛

For those who’re keeping score, the original DC Comics version of Mister Sinister made his debut way back in Superman #16 (May 1942) by Jerry Siegel, Wayne Boring, Leo Nowak, Fred Ray, and John Sikela.

Before Victor, There Was Wilfred…

2014/03/12

I’m reminded of a Tiny Toon Adventures skit for some reason…

Dr. Doom: “I am Doctor Victor Von Doom!”
Dr. Doome: “And I am Doctor Wilfred Doome!”
Dr. Doom and Dr. Doome (in unison): “No relation.”

Sounds a lot like the regular Marvel Universe version, doesn't he? :)

Sounds a lot like the regular Marvel Universe version, doesn’t he?

This appearance of the original DC Comics version of Dr. Doome has been brought to you by Leading Comics #3 (June 1942) by Henry Boltinoff, Cliff, Perry Davis, Jack Lehti, Mort Meskin (a.k.a. Mort Morton), and Hal Sherman.

The Original “Spider Man”

2014/03/08

If you thought that Peter Parker was the first wall-crawling, web-spinning, overhead-swinging superhero to be called “Spider-Man”, think again.

Too bad John Law never copyrighted that name.

Too bad John Law never copyrighted that name…

This look back at the DC Comics version of “Spider-Man” comes to your courtesy of Star-Spangled Comics #1 (October 1941) by Jon L. Blummer, Ed Moore, Jerry Siegel, Mort Weisinger, Harold Wilson Sharp, and Hal Sherman.

Peter Parker: The Amazing Super-Man

2014/03/04

No, that’s still not my typo, dammit.

But you don't use that time to proofread, apparently.

I’m guessing that you don’t devote any of that valuable time to proofreading.

Today’s skirting of copyright infringement has been brought to you by The Amazing Spider-Man #3 (July 1963) by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.


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