Archive for the ‘Supereconomics’ Category

Supereconomics – Part 12

2016/02/07

Remember when Wonder Woman committed identity theft in order to become an American citizen? Because I sure do.

I'm pretty sure that's a felony. :O

I’m pretty sure that’s a felony. :/

This glimpse into one Amazon’s life of crime comes to you courtesy of DC Special Series #19: Secret Origins of Super-Heroes (Fall 1979) by Robert Bernstein, Otto Binder, E. Nelson Bridwell, Cary Burkett, John Broome, Gardner F. Fox, Edmond Hamilton, Robert Kanigher, Ross Andru, Jose Delbo, Ramona Fradon, Carmine Infantino, Joe Kubert, Al Plastino, Dick Sprang, George Tuska, Vince Colletta, Mike Esposito, Joe Giella, and Stan Kaye.

UPDATE (2016.07.31.): James Daily of the comic book legal blog Law and the Multiverse has classified this transaction as “pretty illegal”. You can read more about his thoughts on this here.

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Supereconomics – Part 11

2016/01/26

Man, petty crime in Gotham City is petty.

Don't forget to steal his lunch money, too.

Don’t forget to steal his lunch money, too.

This shakedown has been brought to you by Batman #213 (July-August 1969) by E. Nelson Bridwell, Don Cameron, Bill Finger, David Vern Reed, Ross Andru, Bob Kane, Sheldon Moldoff, Jim Mooney, Win Mortimer, Lew Sayre Schwartz, Mark Esposito, Charles Paris, Jerry Robinson, and George Roussos.

Supereconomics – Part 10

2016/01/18

It says something when, almost immediately after arriving in Man’s World, you decide to embrace capitalism and turn yourself into a sideshow attraction.

WARNING: Audience members in first three rows may be hit by ricocheting bullets.

WARNING: Audience members in first three rows may be hit by ricocheting bullets.

This glimpse into Wonder Woman‘s employment history has been brought to you by DC Special Series #19: Secret Origins of Super-Heroes (Fall 1979) by Robert Bernstein, Otto Binder, E. Nelson Bridwell, Cary Burkett, John Broome, Gardner F. Fox, Edmond Hamilton, Robert Kanigher, Ross Andru, Jose Delbo, Ramona Fradon, Carmine Infantino, Joe Kubert, Al Plastino, Dick Sprang, George Tuska, Vince Colletta, Mike Esposito, Joe Giella, and Stan Kaye.

Supereconomics – Part 9

2015/12/17

Supervillians have their own unique way of protesting bank charges.

Oh, admit it: If you could, you'd do the exact same thing. :P

Don’t think of it as a bank robbery; think of it as “accelerated depreciation”. 😛

Today’s investment advice has been sponsored by Empowered Special #7: Pew Pew Pew! (November 2015) by Adam Warren.

Supereconomics – Part 8

2015/12/09

In Gotham City, you don’t need to be a criminal to be a thief.

What? No supervillain rebate specials? :(

What? No supervillain rebate specials? 😦

Today’s price gouge has been brought to you by Gotham City Sirens #5 (December 2009) by Paul Dini and Guillem March.

Supereconomics – Part 7

2015/11/23

Note to self: Pamela Isley‘s cheap and a lousy tipper.

I wonder what kind of havoc she could wreak with Uber.

I wonder what kind of havoc she could wreak with Uber.

This guide to public transporation has been sponsored by Gotham City Sirens #11 (July 2010) by Paul Dini, Andres Guinaldo, and Raul Fernandez.

Supereconomics – Part 6

2015/08/31

Ever wondered how many aspiring, brilliant mad scientists out there give up on bringing their plans for world domination to fruition simply because they lack the financial means to do so? 😦

The endless quest for capital to finance ever more grandiose schemes...it's the vicious circle of supervillainy.

The endless quest for capital to finance increasingly grandiose schemes…it’s the vicious circle of supervillainy.

This sombering glimpse below the supervillian poverty line has been brought to you by Showcase #62 (May-June 1966) by E. Nelson Bridwell, Joe Orlando, and Mike Esposito.

Supereconomics – Part 5

2015/08/07

Just because you’re capable of destroying moons and planets, that doesn’t mean you can balance your checkbook properly.

Man, talk about living frugally. :O

Yeesh, teachers really do have horrible salaries.

This hard lesson in living frugally comes to you courtesy of Assassination Classroom (暗殺教室/Ansatstu Kyoushitsu) – Volume 1 (November 2, 2012) by Yuusei Matsui.

Supereconomics – Part 4

2014/10/19

Sooner or later, the Internal Revenue Service will go after everyone. Everyone.

Oh, Jason Hawker, you bastard. :P

Oh, James Hawker, you bastard. 😛

Today’s surprise audit has been brought to you by Superman #114 (July 1957) by Otto Binder, Jerry Coleman, Wayne Boring, Al Plastino, and Stan Kaye.

Supereconomics – Part 3

2014/08/20

Apparently, keeping track of money isn’t Batman’s strong suit. Or maybe Robin is just really good at cooking the books.

Ether Batarangs cost a lot or the Bat Family is extremely wasteful with them.

So Batarangs either cost a fortune or the Batman Family is extremely wasteful when it comes to using them.

Today’s example of creative accounting has been brought to you by Teen Titans #9 (May 2004) by Geoff Johns, Mike McKone, Marlo Alquiza, and Norm Rapmund.


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