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Monday, July 17, 2006

Gads! How Frightening!

You know what my life could use more of?

Stuff like this:

Seriously, that kind of thing almost never happens to me.

Incidentally, Mark Hale was quick to point out that the dude on the right (the one on shouting duty), isn't even bothering to run away from The Ghostly Octopus, but really: How could you run away? That thing is terrifyingly adorable.

BONUS FEATURE: I Could Also Use One of These Every Now And Then

From the very same story as the above image, the James Robinson/Dave Gibbons/Sal Buscema Doom Patrol classic in Legends of the DC Universe 80 Page Giant #1:


Anonymous DF said...

I think the real winner is that prop-building in the Ghost Octopus panel. It seems like it's gotten to the point where citizens don't even bother erecting real buildings because this stuff happens with alarming regularity.

7/18/2006 3:25 AM

Anonymous Chawunky said...

df--heh heh. And the stagelight is the only kind of lamppost they bother with.

For some reason, the guy with the green shirt in the octopus panel looks like he's only pretending to freak out ("Aaaah. Look out for the spectral octopus. Aaaah")

7/18/2006 6:46 AM

Blogger Senor Cheeseburger said...

Whats with these racists?
"A mad robot"? Why? Because he's black??? How do they know he isn't trying to return someones wallet???


7/18/2006 8:41 AM

Blogger Philip Looney said...

I need this comic - you got any more copies?

7/18/2006 9:06 AM

Blogger Dweeze said...

I think that if Futurama has taught us anything, it is that we need to steer clear of the mad robots.

7/18/2006 9:55 AM

Anonymous Prof Fury said...

Oh! I didn't know about that DP story. I'll have to snag that. Thanks for the heads up!

7/18/2006 12:19 PM

Blogger Brandon said...

What I want to know is- Does the Mad Robot fight the Ghostly Octopus? And if so, who wins? My money's on the Octopus.

7/18/2006 12:57 PM

Blogger joncormier said...

Dude, I need LESS of this in my life. Oh wait, I deal with environmentalists, not cephalapods and robots - they do rampage and rant a lot though.

7/18/2006 1:17 PM

Anonymous Haole said...

Is the Mad Robot "mad" like, crazy-insane, or is he "mad" like "really angry?"

And why is the Ghostly Octopus out of water? Shouldn't Octopus Ghosts be underwater?

These panels only raise more questions than they answer, Chris.

7/18/2006 3:31 PM

Anonymous Tom Scudder said...

Also, is it union rules or something that dictate that everyone doing expository shouting has to wear a little brown hat?

7/18/2006 5:31 PM

Anonymous JIM said...

The Octopus is a Ghost because he's out of water. If he were in the water, he'd be a rampaging Live Octopus.

In any glorious battle between the Ghost Octopus and the Mad Robot, my money's on the Octopus.

7/18/2006 8:11 PM

Blogger Chris Sims said...

I cannot believe I missed the opportunity to set this up as a fight.

7/18/2006 10:38 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please tell me I'm not the only one who thinks that looks like a ghostly ballsack.
My verification word thingy is ickefegh, which I imagine is the sound I would make if I was attacked by that ghostly ballsack.

7/18/2006 11:37 PM

Blogger Kip W said...

I'm just glad there's someone around to explain these things. What if there wasn't somebody willing to stand his ground and tell us all that it's a Ghost Octopus? Would we know enough to flee mindlessly, or would we just mill around and fall prey to -- I dunno -- environmentalists or lobbyists or something?

And thank heaven DC characters always had the presence of mind to verbalize to themselves just what they were doing, and why, and what they expected to happen afterwards, instead of just leaping into action and maybe leaving some of the audience behind, scratching their heads in puzzlement. Supergirl: "I'm rearranging these falling rocks at super-speed so they'll miss the tourists below. Years from now, people will think it was just a big coincidence that they fell in pretty patterns, such as I am now creating, using my aforementioned super-speed. Then their descendants will probably worship them like gods, and eventually the universe will succumb to entropy. Ha-ha! I'll just time-travel and go somewhere else."

As they said in Not Brand Echh, "Note to dull-witted readers: This is the villain!"

7/19/2006 12:26 PM


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