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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I Don't Hate Superman

But man, once upon a time, I really didn't like him very much. Not as much as I dislike Batman, but really, for quite a while when he was in the Justice League, he was a real jerk. And when I speak of the justice League, I mean the later part of the old JLI. Bats had mostly bowed out, and Superman was reluctantly filling in for him. He treated Guy like crap, and surprisingly enough, he wasn't particularly nice to anybody else either, I remember that Blue Beetle wasn't very happy with his treatment either. Then Ice went and had that silly little crush on him, which made Guy all sad and surly.

Still, I have to admit that this panel does make me smile.


This was the issue where the two of them were actually off to rescue Hal. Neither Hal nor Superman are particularly delighted to have Guy along, but phooey on them. Without him, they would have been in deep trouble...so pooh.

But now, I have this incredible urge to go and eat some Spam.



At 2:10 PM, Blogger Dwayne "the canoe guy" said...

You can get wonderful lovin' with special pill that will cure all your mortgage woes: bigger, longer, and with lowest interest bailout rates. STIMULUS!!!

Oh, not THAT Spam!!

At 4:10 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

Lovely SPAAAAAAAM, wonderful Spam, Spam, Spam...!

Delicious delicious Spam.

At 6:03 PM, Blogger LissBirds said...

Wait a second, does it say what I think it says on that building?!

At 5:54 AM, Blogger Sea-of-Green said...

Spam! Spam! Spam! Spam!
Lovely spam! Wonderful spam!
Spam spa-a-a-a-a-am spam spa-a-a-a-a-am spam.
Lovely spam! Lovely spam! Lovely spam! Lovely spam!
Spam spam spam spam!

At 11:48 AM, Blogger CalvinPitt said...

I don't like Spam! (is it too late to use that line?)

I bet that any time now we'll learn that Max Lord used his mind powers to make Superman be rude to the JLI, so they wouldn't want Superman around, because they're easier to control without the big guns. That dastardly dastardly Max Lord.

At 2:59 PM, Blogger SallyP said...

An interesting thought, Calvin, but I think that Superman was pretty annoying all on his own.

At 11:53 PM, Blogger GF said...

Interesting thing is, Superman in JLI was being written by one of his usual writers, Dan Jurgens. So the normal lamentations that a character's being disrespected outside of his own book don't apply here. This is how a Supes writer actually saw him. Dude invented Booster, but even then, Johns and Katz's run were the best Booster Gold stories to date.

At 7:07 AM, Blogger googum said...

Up to that point, the post-Crisis Supes had always said he was too busy to devote the time to the JLA; so I think he was subconsciously feeling resentful at having to take on more of the world's problems, and subsequently lashed out at his teammates. Furthermore, his teammates may not have been the easiest people in the world to get along with anyway, nor did their powersets compliment Superman's the way the later, Morrison-era team would.

That, or Superman is a dick.

At 11:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know I sort of got a kick out of Superman being a jerk every once in a while. Look at his first meeting with Booster. We have Booster being all fanboy-like until Superman turns his nose up on him when he learns of his origins. Even though Superman was in the right about the true bad guy of the arc he comes off petty. Which made their interacts so amusing. In a later story taking place exactly after his sisters' funeral Booster taunts Superman with Kryptonite moments after saving him and then steals Luthors' date.


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