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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

More Four-Colour Follies

One of the things that has always amazed me about superheroes is their ability to yell lengthy expository dialogue in record time. Batman, seen here, can think quickly enough to recognize his predicament and finish talking about it before his head hits the murky brine - and he's not even supposed to have any super-powers. Pretty astounding, when you think of it.

Mr. Fantastic has always been good at this. He's a scientist, and often explains the nature of whatever's knocking him around even as it's happening. It's not unusual to hear him say something like,

"Doctor Doom's energy suit - BOOBY TRAPPED! It's radiating a concentrated burst of gamma rays, rendering me unconscious! I'm - I'm passing out! Unnnnhhh!"


How I love comic books.

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