Friday, June 22, 2007

Lang, Lang, Lang Goes the Trolley

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In the grand tradition of DC heroes who enjoy a quiet, civil meeting and then team up, Gravity Girl have become an effective problem-solving duo! And it's just one panel since the last one! "Compressed storytelling" my metal foot! That's just what we call "chemistry," my friend! The chemistry is rooted in deception and paranoia, but still--!

On the sidelines (as always) two typical Smallvillians enjoy some dimwitted small town speculation as to Gravity Girl's identity. (Mrs. Smallvillian: "Maybe she's hidin' her face 'cause she's a Mexican!") They're both dressed in brown, the official color of Smallville, but today Mrs. Smallvillian is wearing her racy light brown dress and feels positively obscene.

12 comments:

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

WHaaaa--?!!!

That's impossible!

That's unbelievable!

When did Smallville get a trolley system?

Michaelrbn said...

If I'm not mistaken the Smallville trolley was replaced with a 100 station subway system about a year later, with stops at the Central Train Station, the International Airport, the revitalized Seaport, Smallville National Park and the Superboy Museum.

Bonus Word Verification Word: zykefpmd, which is what I exclaim constantly while reading one of these Silver Age Superboy stories.

thatsthespirit said...

If Superboy can't tell that's Lana by X-raying her breasts, he's not half the adolescent he ought to be.

Blockade Boy said...

Jon and Michaelrbn: Heh. I hadn't even thought about that. But you're right, it makes about zero sense for Smallville to have a trolley. Maybe Lyle Lanley paid them a visit. ("Monorail, monorail, monorail...")

Thatsthespirit: He's probably thrown off by the fact that she's being helpful.

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

IS there a chance the track will bend?
Not on your life, my Hindu friend!

MaGnUs said...

Lang, lang, lang goes the trollop.

Blockade Boy said...

Ouch. *readies huge shepherd's crook to yank MaGnUs offstage before the rotten eggs hit him*

michaelrbn said...

It might be a good exercise to go through a few years' worth of Silver Age Superboy stories to see how many other items like the trolley system and various museums existed in this supposedly "small" town.

MaGnUs said...

Heh... I do have a forcefield against rotten eggs already, don't worry. But I love being vaudevillianly retired from stage.

Blockade Boy said...

Michaelrbn: Heh. Yeah, Smallville probably has more tourist traps than New York!

MaGnUs: This "forcefield against rotten eggs" you speak of... it wouldn't happen to be a rain poncho, would it? ('Cause that's what I use.)

MaGnUs said...

Well, yes, but I liked to technobabble it up...

Blockade Boy said...

And I totally respect that.