Said leaked toy commercials are linked here.
He can leap tall buildings in a single bound, but what impact does he make when he lands?
Type ” 51.352702, -68.696880 ” into Google maps..
Switch to satellite mode..
What am I looking at?
Have you zoomed out enough?
Technically he should probably be leaving craters in the ground wherever he leaps from as well.
the force of his leaps should cause his boots to sink into the pavement instead of propelling him upwards.
Physics and Superman don’t mix.
Hey now, don’t get excessive; normal people don’t merely sink when they jump. Sure he’d have to waste some force on pushing the ground down (and destroying everything in a twenty foot radius), but he would still get about half of that force back to use in propelling himself on his next mad cartwheeling leap of destruction.
That’s one of the reasons why I found Caitlin Fairchild to be interesting in early Gen 13: her close-range forcefield offered an interesting take on super strength and invulnerability. (The other reason is I was 15.)
Robin has some great ideas, tho! D=
Why isn’t anybody ever just whelmed?
I think you can in Europe?
And in Australia, you can be underwhelmed.
You get a high five!
You know, Superman, it MIIIIIGHT be a good idea to make sure you have this “landing” thing down before you start flying higher than, oh, the average suburban house?
Landing is for fools.
Hancock proved that without doubt.
“Wow, Superman! You can FLY?”
“Fly, yes. Land, no.”
Superman – Trust fall!
Superman’s density has increased rapidly and flying has become too much of a chore…
Eventually, his mass will become so great that he turns into a Black Hole and I think you can guess where that leads to.
Another reboot of the DCU?
A crappy remake of one of the most awesome looking but under-rated Disney movies ever?
Songs of the South?
( I KID I KID)
Black Superman porn?
Maybe this does happen in the movie. Maybe He loses the ability to fly and must travel by trebuchet.
Not enough movies have trebuchet in them anymore.
Not enough movies had trebuchets in them to begin with.
I’m working on an indie film called trebuchet the movie. It’s about a trebuchet that flings OTHER trebuchets for maximum distance.
How can you afford the music licence fees?
I make all my music myself. With Trebucets.
And of cause you will use the font Trebuchet MS, right?
Only if I decide to write it with Trebuchets. I just carve it in a big trebuchet with a smaller trebuchet.
How else do you make music?
Have you considered musical selections from the George Hrab album, “Trebuchet“? The “Death from the Skies” track might be particularly relevant here.
Is anyone working on the pornographic parody yet?
I would if Icould find a good pun… ‘TreBUSHet’?
Menage a Trebuchet.
And those trebuchets fling smaller trebuchets at the peak of their trajectory, recursively, until they reach orbit? Because an asteroid is headed at earth, but we’ve already burned up all our rocket fuel in this dystopian future, and the only way to stop the asteroid is to hit it with a nuclear bomb launched by iterative trebuchets?
Or maybe that can be the sequel…
Which makes him incredibly dangerous considering he’s a man of steal.
Man of Steal? So Superman is a villian now? OH MY!
Well he is a Mattel toy property. Being that close to Matty and Digital River must have corrupted him like that chunk of psuedo fake kryptonite from Superman 3.
No Superman is just a dick.
Rule 34 applies here.
my mind is in the gutter tonight.
I’d love a movie where Superman’s entire battle strategy is about using his indestructible body as a projectile against enemies XD
So.. He would be like the Drunken Kung Fu Master with super powers!
DOCTOR (Tom Baker): No, no, no, wait a minute. The inertia neutraliser. You know, I think the conservation of momentum is a very important law in physics, don’t you?
ROMANA (Mary Tamm): Yes.
DOCTOR: I don’t think anyone should tamper with it, do you?
DOCTOR: No, nor do I.
(The Doctor pulls out a control unit, yanks a wire and puts it back. The guards come hurtling out of the corridor straight into the opposite wall.)
DOCTOR: Newton’s revenge. Come on.
–From THE PIRATE PLANET
Oh, man, love that one. The whole Key to Time series was great.
Yeah, and Douglas Adams wrote that story. The Captain is truly a wondrous performance to behold. He and BRIAN BLESSED should have a Ham-off!
It’s nice to see someone spell BRIAN BLESSED’s name correctly.
Do you mean in ALL CAPS?
Ok, now I want to know whether you actually can have your name legally changed to be in all caps. Any lawyers on hand who might know?
You can now.
As a Kid… I noticed the Captian lookeds suspicusly like Dr. Robotnink.
Had a snivling Sidekick, and a robot bird too. Hmmmmmm
There a reason why Sonic SAM is considered the best sonic cartoon.
I’m still new to Doctor Who. I’m currently (as in, this very minute) watching The Dalek Invasion of Earth. Yep, only about a third of the way through the First Doctor’s run.
Faster than a speeding bullet
More impact than a locomotive
Able to topple tall buildings in a single bound…
The Aim of a drunken sniper
More of a downward arc than a roller coaster
and able to explode cities with his face!
Heh, “able to explode cities with his face” makes me think if it as an insult.
Which is why all citizens who see Superman say he’s handsome.
Because.. You know. He’s not. And he’ll kill you for makin’ fun of him.
*watches those commercials* Wait. Is that really saying that the Fortress of Solitude is a fraking space ship??
I know. I’m… pretty sure it doesn’t work that way, commercial. Pretty sure it’s a fortress. You know. Of solitude.
“This isn’t flying, it’s falling with style!”
Minus the style.
This isn’t flying, it’s falling with.
Today on Falling With Superman: “AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!” -crash, explosion- “WHAAAA!!!”
Tune in next week for “AAAAAAAAAAAAH *crash Boom* OH SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII * Explosion, Car Alarms*
I prefer “Cooking with Superman” the webcomic.
Maybe it’s really a “Greatest American Hero” toy. Finally!
(dated reference is dated)
THAT WOULD BE SO AWESOME.
But no Robert Culp toys
When I saw the page, that was my first thought, until I realized that it was superman.
Believe it or not, I’m falling through air,
I never thought I could feel so free-ee-ee!
Flyin’ away with explosions and prayer,
Who could it be?
Believe it or not, it’s just me.
I’d watch the hell of that movie!
Damn it, I thought superman was going to crash land in shortpacked for a second.
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a.. “CANNONBAAAAAAAAAALL”
Aaaaah, a return to Superman’s original power set? DC really is going for ‘the most iconic version’ of their characters, aren’t they?
Kal, Kal, Kal-el of Krypton! “Aah-ehahehah!!” Watch out for that city!
OH MY GOSH I GET IT YES
When he gets in a scrape, he makes his escape
With the help of his friend, Beppo the ape!
Then away he’ll jet on a horse named Co-met
While Krypto and Streaky stay in step!
Kal, Kal, Kal-El of Krypton!
Strong as he can be!
Watch out for that ci-ty!
Watch out for that *bang!* *Ooh!* Cityyyyyyy!
Holy crap, this is soooo much funnier when you’ve seen the commercial wow
Yeah no kidding; holy crap my eyes are still watering.
Holy Crap, Amy Pohler reads Shortpacked!
Mattel is trying to make superman into Angry Birds.
Man this is like kryptonite for toy collectors though. Because we hate fun.
I’m just watching these commercials and thinking Who is going to display this? Oh right its a toy. Play with toys.
PLAY with toys?!? What, are you INSANE?!?! Do you have ANY idea what that would do to the collectability of them?
Toys are for displaying on a shelf… Preferably still in the original packaging, unopened! Or better yet, stored in a climate-controlled room, locked in airtight plastic cases, along with certificates certifying that the contents are indeed genuine, and in mint, unopened condition!
The thing I thought might be spoiler-ish about the leaked toy commercials is the red-suit superman that is present in both commercials. Assuming it’s not just a toyline color variant, I wonder what the deal is there? The villain being Zod was revealed quite some time ago.
Man, if they somehow made a movie of Red Son and didn’t tell anyone that was what it would be, and somehow managed to keep it a secret until the audience sat down in the theater, expected the standard original story for the 12th time… I would have so much respect for them (and their instantly doomed careers)!
Agreed! Actually, now that I think about it… the teaser trailer shows CK on a deep sea fishing vessel… what if that’s a Russian ship, and nobody has noticed yet?
Those are some weird-looking toys. Is Wreck-It Ralph going to end with him escaping into the real world and becoming Superman?
wait…..please tell me that Zod is not that Reman knock off from Nemesis.
If it is DC is So Dead to me.
The first time I saw it, I just went ‘huh’? And then I went to the commercials, then came back…and laughed myself sick. This is a brilliant comic, but it’s pretty context dependent.
I think it actually benefits from that – the steps for ultimate hilarity are:
1) read the comic and have a what the hell reaction.
2) Notice the link and follow it to watch the commercials.
3) Return to reread the comic and fall over laughing.
I doubt it would have the same impact without the initial ‘wtf?’ moment setting it up.
Not really a surprise, only that the bad guy looks a bit melty, even for super-deformed looking. Besides, at Hal-Con 2012 (next weekend) Robert Maillet will be a guest. The information seems to have been ‘cleansed’, but his character name from “Man of Steel” was all over last year’s bio when he had to pull a no-show. So old news.
The army of Black Zero robots is the potential spoiler, not Zod.
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