Sunday, October 26, 2008

Great Arguments in Comic Book History

Uhhh, Lex? You might not want to push this. That test tube you're holding full of liquid that takes away Kryptonian super powers is going to do diddly squat against an android from the planet Colu, unless perhaps he's got some exposed wiring that I don't know about. That big gun he's holding, on the other hand, will turn you into a living action figure in nothing flat. So you might want to just let ol' Brainy have this one. Maybe he'll let you watch!


At 6:48 PM , Blogger Sea_of_Green said...

Ahh, yes -- supervillain logic: "But, but, my intelligence is FAR superior to that big, nasty weapon you're aiming my way!"

At 7:06 AM , Blogger SallyP said...

Harumph. They should just do "rock,paper,scissors" and be done with it

At 2:38 PM , Blogger notintheface said...

The thing is, I read this story, and Lex is technically in the right here. Without Luthor's serum taking away his powers, Supes would have grabbed Brainiac's shrinking ray and fed it to him before Brainy could fire a single shot. And even if super-powered Supes did get shrunk, he probably could have still kicked both their asses.

However, shrinking ray gun beats liquid power-removing serum that only works on Kryptonians every time.

At 8:23 PM , Blogger james said...

This is a fun post. Thanks!

At 4:33 PM , Blogger notintheface said...

And the other thing that killed me about this cover and the interior story is that they were both making a big production about how to kill Superman and who got to do it (albeit with a clever self-serving ulterior motive in Brainiac's case). I mean, c'mon, guys, he's tiny and powerless. Each of you just grab a side and play "make a wish". He's dead and you both had a hand in it. Win-win.


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