Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Showcase Presents: Brain Damage

I have no idea what possessed me to purchase the Showcase Presents: Superman Family. I'm still working my way through the Superman collection to end all collections of Superman material and I'm starting to lose stamina. I'm finding it harder and harder to sit down and enjoy the foolishness and pure joy contained within the covers. How am I going to get through the Superman Family collection?

I fear I am losing my soul because of this. I do enjoy Supermidget and when Superman thows Jimmy Olsen and chimps into orbit. I also like how Superman throws a chimp into orbit (the cnimp was meant to be rocketed into orbit as a publicity stunt - forget that paltry science scheme) the chimp circles the earth at 1800mph, gets irradiated, crashes to Earth, mutates into a Kryptonite visioned King Kong and Sueprman's solution is to kill the ape. Never once does he think throwing a chimp into orbit could have adverse affects on it and that somehow he's responsible for his own situation he finds himself in.

And there is an apartment sharing panel that made me howl in the "what subtext?" kind of way.

But I don't know if I can handle this much more. It's like being wakened daily with one of those boat horns. It starts to fray you after a while.

3 comments:

Jake said...

I got the Superman Family Showcase today and am through issue four. It is possibly the greatest purchase I have ever made in my life. I worry that you may have a point though and it might not hold up if I go for all 500+ pages at once.

The Fortress Keeper said...

Just read both editions one story at a time and you'll be ok. Remember, every day in every way it gets a better and better ...

joncormier said...

I feel like I'm starting a support group - which would actually be kind of funny... hmmmm.

Jake, love the icon by the way.

I find these books a bit of a mystery. I love them (well the one I'm reading anyway) but I find I can't really stick with it for any prolonged period of time before the utter kinetic energy rips me apart. I love how they just go for broke with each and every story but keeping up with that pace is kind of draining. Then I have nobody I can talk to about it. I tried explaining the brilliance of Toto and Superman launching a chimp into orbit and I get funny looks. Thankfully I have this blog to vent off the excess steam or I'd explode.