Monday, June 22, 2009

episode 23 - Superman 157

Hi again! I (Adriana) have recovered from my ebola-swine-bird-flu! The long wait is over! And don't worry, we have a really amazing... oh. Wait, we're being told this issue is horrible. The Legion is BARELY in it. And it is the summation of all our "L. L." sadness. This might be the Worst Episode Ever!

Here's that picture I mentioned that is basically an illustration from one of our previous episodes where we discussed the "complexities" of Smallville.

Edit- Jesus! the episode uploaded was all messed up, thanks to trevor for telling us! Fixed. I will warn you that the sound is still weird sounding, we are going to sit down and figure out what the problem is!! With...sitting.

Writer: Jerry Siegel
Penciller: Curt Swan
Inker: George Klein

Music used in the intro/outro is Kylie Minogue - Celebration (sorry)

==This podcast contains explicit content... and by that we mean foul language. lots.==

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Some Stats:
Statues? Yes. MADE OF DIAMOND.
Tunneling? Yes.
Misuse of Powers? Out of control Lightning used in lieu of flash bulbs
Superman defeated by annoying friends? Yes: Jimmy, Lois, and Lana. I'd even say Perry was kind of a dick in this too.
L-L usage? Off the charts. We don't have equipment strong enough to measure these L. L.'s!!

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-adriana and kristen


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Nikki said...

If supes is going to have a chance with Kara he has to beat out Querl, Dick Malverne, Jerro the fish boy and comet the horse. By god that girl is weird

XantesFire said...

How specific will you be on finding things Legion? Remember if you ever get to Booster Gold, he uses a legion flight ring to fly.

Could be worse, could be Lightning Lad, he's suppose to marry in Massachusetts.

Bizzaro is special.

Scene is from Aquaman #4 cover.

Kate Madalene said...

Apparently Jimmy actually is an LL. In the words of Mort Weisinger responding to an annoying child asking why he isn't one, "He is! His full name is James Bartholomew Olsen." Which to me is a mwah mwah mwahhhh...These people were so boring.

Johnathan said...

But kids *obsessed* about it back in the day. It's all over the letter columns.

Glad to have you back in action!

... I was getting worried.

Dr. Bolty said...

Awww, you guys didn't like Understanding Comics? Hee. Loved the episode!

I like that this issue has a subtle but hilarious bit of gratuitous time travel abuse - Cos and Garth went back in time just to be conspicuously present at a parade.

adriana said...

-xantes: i don't think marrying a consenting adult would be "worse" than marrying your underage cousin. :/ one would be just fine and the other would be fucked up.

-kate: oh my god. that's amazing.

-bolty: only I didn't like understanding comics. kristen hasn't read it, but I have a feeling it's because i'm a very mean person. i feel like it's a little too simplistic and it's always the book that people read in three minutes and then pretend they're literary scholars on comics. and then i want to kill them. "no, you read a short book made to sit pretentiously on nerd's coffee tables, i will kill you."

XantesFire said...

I was mismatching time periods, the 50's "gay is crazy" with 2000's Massachusetts' "gay legal." Also at the time, marrying your cousin wasn't that big of a deal in some parts of the country. That's why he would always mention it as a Kryptonian law against marrying cousins. FDR married his. Well it would be worse for Saturn Girl, she likes Lightning Lad.

Actually I always wondered what would be wrong with Superman and Supergirl getting married. Okay if you discount their cultural legacy, (your world ended, you can make up any law you want) wouldn't you be obligated to repop your species if you were the last beings of your world(okay, they weren't really, but say they were)? The only thing stopping them would be possible genetic defects, Superman had supercomputers and he was "superintelligent" so he could check out the fetus for defects and/or even manipulate the DNA structure to get rid of any defects.

He would just have to wait til she grew up, or that could fall under "make your own laws" category. Or they could move to New Jersey, 16 is the age of consent there.

Johnathan said...

Yes, but all that aside: Yeurg.

Consider repopulating the human race with any of your first cousins, comely or not. Blearg.

XantesFire said...

If you're the last of your species are you really gonna let something like family bonds keep you from repopulating the world? Legally, who cares, you set up the rules now. Socially, your neighbors are dead, meaning noone to frown on your activities.

Maybe I've read too much Heinlein.

XantesFire said...

The L words.

LL said...

I tried to play Cupid and introduce Kal to a few eligible ladies because I was worried about his love life. What can I say, I was 16, it was pre-Crisis, and it seemed important at the time. When none of the love connections worked out he told me that he wanted to make super love to me but that while it was perfectly OK under Kryptonian law for cousins to hook up, unfortunately Krypton had been destroyed and we had to live by Earth's rules. Long story short, now that we're both living on New Krypton he's over at my place all the time.