Your mind is about to be BLOWN.
Hands up if you thought Conjura was going to pull a bunny out of her hat! Nearly everyone? That’s what I thought. The Super Dictionary just wants to keep us on our toes.
I just can't picture this as something that would...
I mean, there are a lot of improbable things that take place in this book. In fact, I’d say that the majority of things in this book are, by a wide margin, things that I have trouble seeing characters actually doing. But for some reason, this one is just extra improbable in my mind. Because Penguin has a legion of henchmen to do such menial tasks as carry mysterious bundles of sticks...
That little girl looks kind of demonic.
Look at her face! She is totally aware that Atom is not a doll and is a real person but tiny, and she is just smashing him into that table! I don’t think that she’s going to let him put on a hard hat so that he can avoid more bumps. I think she is just going to beat him unconcious.
This book's treatment of Lois is confusing at...
Lois doesn’t hear the news. She makes the news. That said, it’s still really strange (and hilarious!) that sometimes Lois is a hard hitting reporter, and sometimes she’s just a woman with a box on her head. (Or, as one faithful reader pointed out, has a metal box on her head.)
Shiera wields a mighty hammer along with her...
Wow! She personally built another whole room? That’s pretty impressive. I guess she’s a bit more of a handywoman than I thought! Tomahawk needed help from at least three people to make his shabby not-wolf-proof house. ==== And so we end today’s page of The Super Dictionary. Some might say there weren’t enough variations of the word “build” on today’s...
I guess this is something Aquaman can do.
What use would Aquaman be for building a bridge? Get the fish out of the way? Make sure they don’t get attacked by sharks? I guess he could help do some of the legwork underwater, but he’s just one man. And he’s a man whose own kingdom means a lot more to him than the surface world. But I guess this is 1970s Aquaman, so he’s much more buddy-buddy with landlubbers.
Didn't they ever read The Three Little Pigs?
A wolf could come by at any moment and blow that house down. Why are you shirtless, but still wearing your coonskin cap? More importantly, why are there dudes in jeans and a tank top on the roof of the really fancy stick house you’re building? I guess it’s anachronism o’clock!
Agh, just…what? Why is this what they decided for bug? It’s not only completely bizarre (par for the course really), but it’s also super gross! Also, why would a bug version of Supergirl still have her Kryptonian head? On top of that, she’s still Kryptonian, so being stepped on shouldn’t hurt her at all.
The Super Dictionary is really bad at animal...
I guess that’s a little better than the definition for “badger,” but only just. And I guess The Super Dictionary is trying to teach children a valuable lesson about hunting buffalo or something. I don’t know about you guys, but whenever I played Oregon Trail I would kill as many buffalo as I could. (Even though I could only carry 100 pounds of meat back to my wagon.) ...
Her...whole face is just kind of...off.
I’ve been anxiously awaiting our first sighting of Jonna Crisp, but now I’m just looking at her face a lot and everything’s kind of wrong with it. She looks kind of scary. I’m also a little disappointed that we’ve never seen Jonna Crisp in action. Except for the one time she heard a loud BANG, I’ve never seen her do anything that led me to believe she was...
Well he does wear buckskin. That can't really be...
Again with the weird old-fashioned words that are apparently essential to children’s vocabulary. I’m not sure I’ve ever used the word “buckskin” outside of explaining that that’s where the word “buck” for “dollar” comes from (as in, a buckskin used to be worth one dollar, so eventually it just became “buck” because...
Superman is trying to save his cousin, but she's...
Bubbles hold no fear for her! If that bubble really is just a soapy water ball, why is it giving you so much trouble, Superman? Is it a secret Lexcorp Kryptonite bubble? I just don’t understand why you’re trapped. I also don’t understand why The Super Dictionary seems to want to make children terrified of bubbles. (Supergirl Costume Tally: 5)
An all in one tool for scrubbing floors, painting...
What is this mysterious object? I bet he spilled Clark’s coffee all over the floor. You’re so sloppy, Jimmy. Or maybe you’re just scrubbing the floor because Superman told you to. Because you are basically Superman’s slave when you’re not getting into hilarious mix-ups. I hope you don’t plan on painting and neatening your hair with that floor brush. Because...
That is not the direction I thought they were...
Well that is much better than what I thought they were going to say. I guess they didn’t want to confuse kids, since they already established people with dark skin are called blacks*. Also, this is our first (very teasey!) look at Wilson Forbes! Just as I was starting to think he was imaginary! ==== *Just for the record, I still think that that was kind of hilariously inappropriate....
So that's where Krypto was going with that bone!
Look up bring? Okay! Oh, I get it. Krytpo was on his way to not-help Hal by bringing him a giant dinosaur bone! To his credit, he’s a dog, and dogs don’t really understand the word “rope.” Man, Hal’s day just keeps getting better and better. First Barry brings him a broken ladder, then Krypto shows up with a bone like that’s supposed to make it all better....
No brothers from other mothers in this book.
Just boring, standard edition brothers. Enforcing the ol’ nuclear family philosophy, eh Super Dictionary? Because last I checked, someone could be your brother if they only shared one parent. Or if they were adopted. Or even step-siblings if said step-siblings are really close! But then again, this is the 1970s. That beloved era when women finally started getting fed up and started...
That is...some outfit that woman is wearing.
I don’t want to call her a witch, but…I think she might be a witch. Monday to Friday, 9-5, this woman is an average, everyday cleaning lady…but after hours she becomes THE BROOMMASTER, WITCH OF THE NIGHT. (Supergirl Costume Tally: holding at 4 — for now)
You're going to ruin your stockings, Lois!
Well this is what happens when you dash through the woods willy-nilly. You end up running into a brook. I’m not really sure why Clark is just hanging out in the brook too, though. It’s not like his suit is super. It’s just getting wet.
Who keeps breaking all this stuff?
I bet it’s Lex. He strikes me as the type. Sheesh, what a lot of things that have been irreparably damaged in this book! At least that’s how Firehair tells it.
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