Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Batman: My Parents Are Deeaaaaaad!!!

I know we pick on Hal Jordan a lot here at MatM, and there's a good reason for that. Hal Jordan is stupid. But he's far from the only superhero who has made bad decisions in life. Consider Batman, who once wore this incredibly stupid mask:
Talia used to ream dreams but now she's here to ruin your reality.
That's from Neal Adams' Batman Odyssey, a comic series that can best be summarized as a frenzied fever dream that is here to ruin your reality. Invoke the Warrior's Code, Batman!

Cracked put up a great article today about the The 7 Biggest Dick Moves in the History of Superheroes, and of course Hal Jordan and Batman both made the list.

It's particularly dickish behavior on display by Jordan, who apparently used to have an Asian sidekick named "Pieface." GODDAMNIT, HAL. It just never ends with this guy. Batman's dickery isn't as bad, since it's an example taken from an old imaginary story, which means it didn't happen to the real Batman who really exists for real. Also, the origin of the panel for the Batman My Parents Are Dead meme is shown, which is neat (It's World's Finest #153). Good to know.

In other superhero internet content news, the compelling article Would You Date a Girl with Superpowers? is now live over at Infobarrel, and it examines the titular question with special consideration for dating a woman with super-strength or telepathy, and also just how jelly you are likely to become if they have a secret identity you don't know about. (Super-jelly). Check it out, won't you?