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Saturday, February 24, 2007

And Now...

...Your ISB Saturday Night Sharkpunch:

"The Man of Tomorrow and a dozen sharks engage in a furious death-struggle!"

Admittedly, it's more like two sharks, but much like the way that Golden Age Superman totally threatens to kill somebody in pretty much every story, that's still pretty impressive.

Bonus Feature: DRINK SOME WATER!!

Maybe six people are going to get this joke, and I'm thinking there are only two who are going to think it's actually funny. But that's how a lot of my jokes work, so I'm not too worried about it.

More From the ISB's Vast Animal-Fighting Archives:

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| Because It Just Wouldn't Be Friday Night... |
| Great Moments in Comic Book History, Volume One |


Blogger LaRue said...

You know, even though I don't really get the joke in that second panel, I still find it kind of funny.

As fot the first panel...ah, superheroes fighting animals...always pure magic. The only thing I've seen that's better is in a 70's movie called "Zombie", in which a zombie fights a shark.

You know you love that idea.

2/25/2007 4:10 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ive seen that film and it smokes balls...... apart from the Zombie Vs Shark scene, which makes it so awesome its worth shelf space in anyone's collection

2/25/2007 6:10 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Something interesting about the Golden Age Superman, that maybe only 53% of your readers know ... originally, the origin of his powers was simply that Kryptonians were millions of years further evolved than humans. The conditions on Krypton were pretty much the same as on earth -- a little heavier gravity, but that's it -- and your average Kryptonian citizen was outrunning vehicles, jumping onto third story balconies, and engaging in other feats of derring-do right thar on Krypton.

Back in the day, Superman really was the "Man of Tomorrow": a few million years of evolution, and that's what all mankind will be. Superman was essentially a ramped-up Doc Savage: stronger, smarter, faster, and indestructabler than the most advanced human today.

Of course, Superman's powers were much weaker then: no flight (notice how he's unquestionably jumping around here), couldn't push planets around, no weird eye powers, and an exploding shell could kill him. (As a side note, Captain Marvel could fly and was stronger than Superman from his inception in 1939 -- so really, Superman grew into a ripoff of Captain Marvel, not the other way around.) But as time went on, writers expanded Superman's powers, and eventually realized they needed a better explanation for them, and additionally they needed Kryptonians on Krypton to be stripped of their powers (or else they would have all survived the explosion of their planet). First gravity was the answer, and then it changed to gravity plus yellow sun.

2/25/2007 7:19 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, would it blow your mind to know there was once a tribe of Injuns known as the Modocs?

2/25/2007 7:56 AM

Blogger D.Bishop (aka Mr. Allison Blaire) said...

I want to throw water in someones face now just to figure out what splutter sounds like

2/25/2007 10:43 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The other three people that get that joke have all been permanently hospitalised.

2/28/2007 1:11 AM


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