Thursday, January 04, 2007

52 on 52 #35






What's the connection between Supernova and Nat finally getting a clue?




Lex, baby ... these aren't laptop batteries.

99% of your product failed in an instant, on national TV, and with fatal results. The conspicuous survival of your handpicked crew makes it look worse. It's gonna take more than a press junket.


*What is this? Each week, I write exactly 52 words on that week's 52. The word count is according to the Word Count Firefox Extension. A picture is not worth a thousand words. For many more words (and excellent ones at that), check out Douglas Wolk's 52 Pickup.

6 comments:

nicholas danger said...

An interesting theory was proposed on a messageboard, which I will now quote verbatim:
"One of the previous owners of a Mother Box that has been right under our nose since the beginning of the series is none other than Mr. John Henry Irons himself...

Superman being gone is the key.

He's taken it upon himself to be the guardian of Metropolis in the past, he'd have an interest in the Kryptonite in the Batcave, and he definitely has the technical know-how to create a suit with the abilities of Supernova, he already doesn't trust Luthor...

Could Supernova be Steel? They haven't been seen together yet. Have they even been featured in the same issue so far?"

I'm not sure if I buy it, but it would be a hell of a twist.

Jon said...

I totally meant to mention the whole millenium bug thing in my post on this issue. Oops. I like the idea though of genetic failures switching off and falling out of the sky the same way we thought planes would fall out of the sky on new year's eve 2000.

Mark Fossen said...

Nicholas -

Douglas Wolk points out an interesting panel at the top of the page where Supernova appears ... maybe it is Steel. Though then I really don't understand that hammered-home thematic connection between Supernova and Booster.

jon -

Yeah - for a second, Y2K flashed through my head as well.

SallyP said...

I immediately pictured Lex looking up and thinking..."look, it's raining men!"

Mark Fossen said...

If only, Sally ... if only ...

Mark "Puff" Anderson said...

The phallic symbolism of the cover was great.

Lex gets excited watching superheroes fall from the sky.

puff