Is Catwoman a good guy now?
Catwoman, I think I see your problem. You totally would have gotten them if you hadn’t lunged in entirely the opposite direction. Cool sword though? I can’t quite make sense of how she’s moving, either. So far as I can tell she’s going to fall over. Maybe that’s why it took a whole minute for all the men to make dashes. Catwoman fell on her face and gave them the...
No one ever says "lighted," Super Dictionary. No...
Why would Batgirl light a candle? Doesn’t she have a bat-flashlight or something? Nightvision goggles? Some kind of gadget?
That's...not how eyes work.
Seriously, Super Dictionary, that’s not how eyes work. As it gets darker this crazy thing called “night vision” starts kicking in, and even if it’s difficult to see, Wonder Woman should still be able to see something.
Well this is pretty peacef -- OH GOD BEAR.
Tom, you know that Jody lives for you. You live for each other, all alone in the wilderness and OH MY GOD THAT BEAR.
The Super Dictionary believes in making children...
This is obvious from the noun they chose to help define this adjective: Yes, that toy truck looks absolutely lethal. I shudder to think the child who would play with it. What, are there razers coming out the bottom? Does it spray poison gas? Is it an oil tanker full of actual oil? I don’t understand.
"Quit staring at my butt" is what Dinah's really...
But…you’re not in any corners. You’re in the middle of a city area. Possibly with a river behind you? But you’re definitely not stuck in a room with piles of baddies just coming out of the corners. You have plenty of space to move and run. Canary, that dude closest to you looks like he’s…dancing up to you? Like just shuffling up. Are they some kind of dance...
I'm sure they look just like John Travolta and Uma...
Maybe you’re the people they based their SWEET MOVES on. I’ll believe that. But I’ll also choose to believe that they spent the whole night dancing with other people. I’m still convinced that their marriage is on some serious rocks.
I don't know if your tiger really wants any milk,...
That tiger’s face is saying, “GEEZ MOM, WE HAVE ENOUGH MILK AT HOME STOP FEEDING ME MILK I WANT TO FEAST ON THE FLESH OF THE WICKED AND THE DOG LOVERS.” Also, something tells me that Selina steals crates of milk and butter from the dairy. I mean look at that inviting brick window. It’s just too easy. Not that we have much use for visiting individual dairies these days....
Daddies have birthdays?!
Mind. BLOWN. I’m not sure that it was very responsible to let Superbaby bake a cake. I mean. He is Superbaby. But apparently “Superbaby” ranges in age from an infant who can swim away in a river of his own tears to a small child who petulantly eats ice cream cone signs.
Delightfully delirious defintions!
D, I think you and me are going to get along really awesomely, judging from the definitions on this first page. Speaking of, what’s up first? Well if that’s not sold proof of Dick’s never-ending quest to get Bruce to love him, I don’t know what is. This is made only slightly sad by the fact that Dick is an orphan and BRUCE IS ALL HE HAS. (Except Alfred. Who is a way...
Look at me, Mama!
I’m just waiting for Wonder Baby to jump to her doom. I don’t really understand what makes Wonder Baby cuter when she’s wearing her shoes. I guess they are pretty adorable, but they don’t really add or detract from the whole baby-ensemble. And I’ve never meant that something was “little” when I’ve said it’s cute. Something can be huge and...
Tomahawk is apparently quite clumsy.
At first I thought, “Oh he got a splinter or just kind of got one of those little cuts you get when you do menial labor.” But no, apparently he cut his hand so badly that Jody had to cut his food for him. That is a pretty bad cut. And apparently he does this often. What was the rope cut for, Jody? A tourniquet for that time Tomahawk accidentally stabbed himself in the leg?
It's the wig.
I think this is the first (and possibly only) time that The Super Dictionary deigns to acknowledge that a superhero who isn’t Superman has a secret identity, even though they gave us that handy-dandy guide way back when. I’m surprised they bothered, since we’ve seen our heroes, apparently in costume, doing the most mundane of mundane things.
Pay no attention to that lady behind the curtain!
Now I want to know who’s behind the curtain though. Catwoman? Batgirl? SR-12?! I know that “Curtains cannot hide you from my eyes” is supposed to be a reference to Supergirl’s x-ray vision, but I’m pretty sure that anyone would be able to spot those stylish purple shoes poking out from under that piece of hanging cloth. (Supergirl Costume Tally: Still 7. I did...
Hal Jordan: Science Man!
You know, Super Dictionary, I might have mentioned that other definition of “current.” You know, the one that people use all the time. The one that means “now.” But that’s just me. Green Lantern Hal Jordan is the embodiment of all things nuclear age, so it’s pretty appropriate to use him for connecting circuitry. Did he use a light construct? That would be...
Just like a kitty!
That’s a really interesting chair, Supergirl. In fact, I’m not sure that that’s a chair at all. I think that’s just a pile of pillows on the floor. And don’t worry, Supergirl, in a few years, your hair will be so curly you won’t even know what to do with it, so you’ll start wearing one of those super 80s sports headbands. (Supergirl Costume Tally: 7....
Curiouser and curiouser!
Don’t worry, Hawkman, it’s probably just Lois hiding some vegetables or people in your cellar for winter storage.
Conjura reveals the secret to invisibility!
Woah! I never knew that drinking a cupful of something would make me invisible! I’ll have to give it a try next time I have a nice big cup of anything. Probably coffee. That looks like coffee to me.
That’s pretty stingy, Ted. I mean, a bunch of cupcakes, fine. Some people like cupcakes instead of big cakes. But just one cupcake? Not only is that kind of mean, but it’s a lot of work to figure out exactly how much of each ingredient you need to make a single cupcake. Are you trying to tell Teri you think she’s fat? I feel like this marriage is failing fast.
"Milk," eh SR-12?
I will continue to assume that SR-12 is a robot, and the “milk” she’s drinking is actually whatever it is the androids in the Alien franchise are filled with. I guess that’s one way to describe a cup. I have an awful lot of cups that don’t have handles, and are closer to cylinders than bowls. Why does she have many cups on her spaceship? It’s just her living...
"Cube" is a fun word.
Just one ice cube isn’t going to make your lemonade any cooler, Batgirl. You’re going to need at least three or four to get anywhere with that.
A rare appearance from Ma Kent!
I can’t tell if Superbaby is crying or yelling “PRAAAAISE JESUS!” It could be either. I’m not really sure how Ma Kent didn’t notice that Superbaby was crying for so long that there was a literal river of tears, though. Maybe she was out in the fields. ==== Hopefully Ma Kent will be able to console Superbaby in time before he floods the farm, but come back...
No argument here.
Now if there are two villains in this book who deserve to be “crowned,” it’s these guys. Compared to Lex and Joker, Penguin is nothin’. Once again, The Super Dictionary actually does its job. I know, I’m surprised too.
I'll crown you!
(But which crown do I mean?) Whoa there, Super Dictionary! Are you advocating murdering the Penguin? That’s pretty harsh. And totally against Batman’s principles.
Again with the cat abuse!
This book is very bad at getting Catwoman’s character right. She doesn’t just go hang out with them in their cages or put them in circuses, and she definitely wouldn’t ride a tiger. (I would though.) Okay, I see. That’s what Catwoman was doing in that tiger’s cage. She was getting ready to free them. I guess there were some normal tigers in there with the white...
Oh there we go! That solves all of Firehair’s problems. I guess Shiera travels back in time and helps Firehair shoo the crows away from the crops that he’s fenced off. Again, these “starred” definitions seem very arbitrary. I’d think that “cross” should get one, but it didn’t. But “crow” does. Odd.
That doesn't look like an "X" to me...
In fact, that looks a lot like the cross of the Christian church. You’re not very good at drawing X’s on your ship, Jonna. And I’d say that it’s not just some of your enemies who are “cross” with you, Jonna. It’s probably all of them. That’s part of what makes them enemies. ==== And so, with that rousing and meandering definition of the word...
Does Firehair do all the work for this village or...
It’s always Firehair this and Firehair that. Doesn’t anyone else do any work around here? Not a bad idea. It’s always a good plan to protect your corn crops! That fence won’t stop the crows though.
Krypto, you look like you just saw a ghost!
Has this suddenly become a horror story? Is the croaking actually coming from zombie frogs? Or a giant monster frog? All that hatching makes me think yes. (And why is that butterfly so prominent?)
This could escalate quickly.
Nobody takes Superman’s woman, Jimmy. NOBODY. You try to woo her with a crisper apple? Superman gives her the CRISPEST.
If you didn't remember, Atom makes himself tiny...
The Super Dictionary’s never sure if we remember, so they need to constantly remind us by having Ray be tiny for no apparent reason. But why did you creep through a mouse hole, Atom? And where? Were you sneaking around an evil-scientist-rogue’s laboratory? Because that’s one of two places mouse holes show up in comics — haunted houses and evil laboratories. ==== And...
That's not something we usually do today.
She probably added it to her coffee to make delicious, delicious coffee. You don’t really find people skimming the cream off milk anymore. You don’t even need to shake it to make sure it’s mixed in. Because our milk is almost always homogenized, these days. Unless you get it farm fresh! Then all bets are off.
Where did that boxing glove even come from?
Seriously, that boxing glove must have just been perching on top of his umbrella, and the only thing hidden was that…spring? I guess that’s what that’s supposed to be. And Penguin, you are being so presumptuous calling yourself “crazier than Batman.” He never said he was crazy. (He totally is.) Also, Penguin is arguably the sanest of Batman’s rogues gallery....
Lotta babies on this page.
Is Wonder Baby drawing a picture of herself, perhaps? She is dolled up in that patriotic getup from infancy, apparently! Either that or Wonder Baby only has red, blue, and yellow crayons because she ate the rest of them. Because babies do that. Even Wonder Babies.
Superbaby is so kawaii!!!11!! ^o^
I don’t see why Superbaby would crawl into town when he can fly. I am a little curious about his baby-cape, though. Did Ma Kent just starch the crap out of it? I’m loving his little super-onesy though! So summery! So fresh! And that spitcurl on his forhead? Perfection. But I don’t think I’ve ever seen a baby crawl like that. But that’s just me. I do appreciate...
You look so heartless, Shiera.
So I’m guessing that they’re implying that every night bunches of people try to fly like Hawkgirl, and every night there’s just a new group of people who show up at the hospital nursing sprained and broken limbs in their attempts to become Thanagarians? That seems pretty silly, Super Dictionary. And unlikely. ==== While Hawkgirl rolls her eyes at yet more stupid humans...
That seems unnecessary, Barry.
After all, weren’t you just saying the other day how you can vibrate through walls and people should stop whining about it? But at least now I know how this happened. It was a secret mystery!
The Super Dictionary is equal opportunity!
Or tries to be. But this time it succeeds! Well guess what, Superboy, Supergirl is way closer to being a cowgirl than you are to being a cowboy. She has a horse! (This definition is in desperate need of a picture à la Jimmy Olsen in Arizona.)
Okay. I noticed these things in this order when I first looked at this one: Why is there music coming out of Ted’s face? That’s really weird. Oh…I guess it’s the farmer playing his…saxaphone…? WTF THAT COW IS GIGANTIC. I know that most of you probably noticed the cow first, But that’s not how I roll (apparently). Also, that cow isn’t even in...
More campside cooking with our favorite colonial...
That sounds like a really silly argument they were having about how to cook soup. I’m sure it was delicious, though. After all, Jody does most of the cooking for a reason! ==== And so, with that rousing description of a “cover,” we conclude today’s page of The Super Dictionary. Come back tomorrow for more nonsense! Check out under the cut for today’s full page! ...
Oh here we go. Back on track.
That’s great and everything, Super Dictionary, I’m glad Lois keeps in contact with her extended family. I’m just confused by one thing: Why didn’t you use Superman and Supergirl for this definition? You know. Those two characters featured in this book who are actually cousins? Just because they’re from another planet doesn’t invalidate their familial ties!
Yeah, okay. This is acceptable.
Two acceptable, in-character definitions in a row?! What is this world (book) coming to??!! “Course” could use some elaboration, like that it can also mean “path” or “direction,” but I’ll let that slide, because as it stands, this is remarkably accurate for Canary.
You go, Batgirl!
Good! Because Batgirl is brave! Way braver than Supergirl is, anyway.
That's one way of putting it.
Super Dictionary, I think you’re missing the point that Superman wasn’t just born in another country, he was born on another planet. So far as this definition is concerned, you’re leading me to believe that Superman was born in Russia or something.
1, 2, skip a few, 99, 100!
You know who’d be really good at helping you count, Jonna? Hawkgirl. Or SR-12! Together they would be a space-lady-counting machine! ==== While Jonna attempts the impossible of counting all the stars, with or without the help of Shiera and SR-12, we conclude today’s page of The Super Dictionary! Come back tomorrow for more exciting adventures! Check out under the cut for...
Oh he couldn't, eh?
Well he could…But he wouldn’t be very happy. I’m not really sure why the contraction of “could not” deserved its own definition, but oh well. It’s done now.
Short, sweet, and to the point.
Okay. I have no reason to not believe that. After all, Zatanna could do magic when she was a child too, and Conjura has the same powers as her plus a magic amulet.
Who is this mysterious blonde?!
You know what would help your mysterious friend find your cottage, mysterious blonde? Giving a better description than “by the lake.” But who is this mysterious blonde anyway? Black Canary? Supergirl? Jonna?! We’ll never know.
Maybe she bought it for herself in a time paradox.
I’m pretty sure magic necklaces have always been expensive, Super Dictionary. Though that’s assuming that magic necklaces are real. Which I have doubts about. You couldn’t have chosen a real object to illustrate the idea of cost? Oh wait, that would have made sense. So of course not.
Who knew? "Cornfield" is one word.
Is she checking the crops for Pa Kent? That’s awfully nice of her! (Supergirl Costume Tally: still 7. I really like this costume, though. I wish it had made more appearances.)