Posts Tagged ‘DC Comics’

Home For the Holidays

2016/12/23

Remember that one black sheep in the family who shows up for Christmas gatherings and makes things weird for everyone?

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Nice to know Harley’s niece and nephew consider her the quirky aunt. 🙂

Today’s awkward holiday reunion has been sponsored by Gotham City Sirens #7 (February 2010) by Paul Dini, David Lopez, and Alvaro Lopez.

Gastronomical Anomalies – Part 5

2016/03/02

Great power and great table manners don’t necessarily go hand in hand.

Well, we can add "super-obnoxiousness", "super-gluttony", and "super-burping" to Superman's list of lesser-known superpowers.

Well, we can add “super-obnoxiousness”, “super-gluttony”, and “super-burping” to the list of Superman’s lesser-known superpowers.

Today’s dinnertime disaster has been brought to you by Action Comics #266 (July 1960) by Jerry Siegel, Wayne Boring, Jim Mooney, Curt Swan, and Stan Kaye.

Comic Book Sexual Innuendo – Part 37

2016/02/23

One of these things is not like the others.

Maybe Fredric Wertham was on to something after all...

Maybe Fredric Wertham was on to something after all…

Today’s slip of the tongue comes to you from the pages of Justice League of America #44 (May 1966) by Gardner F. Fox, Mike Sekowsky, and Frank Giacoia.

Pop Culture Within Pop Culture – Part 2

2016/02/19

Note to self: Keep Brainiac 5 away from dead bodies in the future.

And people complain about "The Catcher in the Rye" being a bad influence...

And people complain about “The Catcher in the Rye” being a bad influence…

This disturbing revelation has been brought to you by Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #4 (June 2009) by Geoff Johns, George Pérez, and Scott Koblish.

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.

Pop Culture Within Pop Culture – Part 1

2016/02/03

Alfred Pennyworth‘s acquainted with the classics. All of the classics.

And here I thought being able to tie a bow tie backwards, without looking, while driving a limo was impressive. :)

And here I thought being able to tie a bow tie backwards, without looking, while driving a limo was impressive. 🙂

Today’s theatrical performance has been sponsored by Batman and Robin #20 (April 2011) by Peter J. Tomasi, Patrick Gleason, and Mick Gray.

Questionable Parenting Skills – Part 4

2016/01/30

You know, given how accident prone Arthur Curry was as a kid combined with how incompetent his parents were, I’m surprised that he lived to see four.

Yeah, he's safe...no thanks to you two. :P

Yeah, he’s safe…no thanks to you two. 😛

These childhood-issues-to-come have been brought to you by Adventure Comics #260 (May 1959) by Robert Bernstein, Jerry Coleman, Lee Elias, Ramona Fradon, Stan Kaye, John Sikela, and Kurt Swan.

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.

Questionable Parenting Skills – Part 3

2016/01/22

If you thought parental pressure on regular children to succeed was bad, it’s infinitely worse when your kids have superpowers.

It's not child abuse, it's super child abuse.

It’s not child abuse, it’s super child abuse.

Today’s example of extreme parenting comes to you courtesy of Adventure Comics #260 (May 1959) by Robert Bernstein, Jerry Coleman, Lee Elias, Ramona Fradon, Stan Kaye, John Sikela, and Kurt Swan.

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.


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