Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Superman Puns Too!

Art and dialogue by Daniel Brereton.
After battling an ancient and dangerous god to a standstill, the Justice League discusses future options in the denouement of 2000's JLA: Seven Caskets one-shot. Note that Brereton, a successful comics professional, takes great care to provide Superman with the perfect opening for a story-ending pun. Indeed, perhaps the entire 50-page story was nothing more than the lead-in for Superman's play on words! (I've highlighted the joke for you just in case it's too subtle.)

I find it interesting that Superman's expression mirrors my own when I deliver a pun. Batman's pained countenance is also familiar, as is Wonder Woman's indulgent grin and Aquaman's wry "he's at it again" look.

Anyway, the whole point of this post is to justify my love of bad puns, in much the same way that LARPers use Captain Picard's love of the holodeck to justify their hobby.

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