Monday, October 18, 2010

Kidney stones!

Kidney stones occur with varying intensities, from minuscule stones that pass unnoticed to excruciatingly painful stones that require surgery for removal. Well, guess which type Mr. Sea currently has? Poor guy was hit VERY hard over the weekend and is in the hospital awaiting surgery. Not to worry -- the kidney stones are painful, but it's minor surgery. Mr. Sea will be home soon, along with a LOT of cranberry juice.

Monday, October 11, 2010

The mystery of Batwoman's costume

This is something that's always bugged me about the original Batwoman's costume: WHY the HECK is it yellow and red? It's primarily yellow with red accents. WHY, WHY, WHY? The design itself is batlike enough, but the colors certainly don't say Creature of the Night. If idea was that Kathy (Batwoman) Kane was trying to emulate Batman's look, why on earth did she have costume colors (not to mention the elf boots and gloves) more in line with Robin's original look than with Batman's?

The costume for Batwoman's sidekick/niece, the original Batgirl (Betty Kane), wasn't any better. Not only did Batgirl wear a skirt (Wonder Woman discovered a LONG time ago that skirts just aren't practical for bashing in badguys' heads), the primary color of HER costume was red with green accents. Again, more in line with Robin's look than with Batman's.

I don't get it. I just don't get it.

Monday, October 4, 2010

It's October! WoooooOOOOOOOoooo!

It's October! I love October. It's one of my favorite months, especially for the weather. Indiana always looks gorgeous in October, what with the changing leaves and all -- assuming it doesn't get TOO cold outside. And what comic book hero represents Halloween better than THIS guy?

Well, okay, I guess you could make an argument for the Spectre or one of the other supernatural heroes -- but, really, Batman is the quintessential Halloween hero. So, I think I'm gonna devote most of this month to picking on Batman and his "relatives."

Hey, is it just me, or in the above drawing, does Batman look like he's doin' the Time Warp from Rocky Horror Picture Show? Kind of appropriate given his current circumstances in the comics. Hmmmmmmm ...

If nothing else, that picture of Batman practically begs for a caption content -- ANY caption besides the obvious, "ALFRED! I told you to stop putting starch in my shorts!"