Thursday, June 25, 2009

Adventurenews: Bad Things Would Happen

Flash Gordon Riding Dinosaurs

I talked about Alex Raymond's original Flash Gordon strips in this week's Gorillas Riding Dinosaurs.

"That’s the most idiotic thing I think you’ve ever done..."

Mightygodking listens in as Batman questions the events of Superman (1987) #5-6.
BATMAN: So to sum up, you fought a giant battle robot that claimed to be made from an Earth-native intelligent race that conveniently managed to predate humanity and invent starship travel - but not moderately advanced medicine, despite their ability to supposedly digitally transfer souls into machinery - without leaving a single trace of their civilization behind for us to discover. Then it behaved in a manner contrary to all the laws of computing that we know, unless it’s completely consistent with those laws. And you barely managed to destroy it.

SUPERMAN: Well, that’s the thing, see.

BATMAN: …what?

SUPERMAN: I couldn’t quite destroy it by punching it or anything.

BATMAN: Why didn’t you just throw it into the sun?

SUPERMAN: …look, sometimes you forget these things in the heat of the moment.

BATMAN: So what did you do?

SUPERMAN: I pretended I was defeated and figured that if I left myself open for possession, they’d all try to possess me at once and bad things would happen.

BATMAN: You did what?

SUPERMAN: Well, it worked.

BATMAN: That’s the most idiotic thing I think you’ve ever done. Counting the whole glasses thing, which I still don’t believe works.

Click the link to hear Batman's alternate theory. The whole coversation's awesome.

Burton's Alice pics

These have been making the rounds, but in case you haven't seen them yet, here are a bunch of images from Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland movie. It looks very Tim Burtony, but not at the expense of being Wonderlandy. In fact, a lot of it reminds me of John Tenniel's classic illustrations.

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