Selina has gone a little bit crazy.
Catwoman, I hate to tell you this…but I think those cats are already sleeping. The “big sleep” if you know what I mean. Otherwise, why would you need to dust them with a feather duster? ==== And with that, we have the perfect ending to the letter “D”. Come back tomorrow to join me in the adventures of the letter “E”! Who knows what fun we’ll find...
SR-12: The Jolliest Robot?
Did she sing a song of six-pence? A pocketful of rye? Probably not. It was probably just some weird robot song. Or a song about coins. It would certainly explain why Jonna looks so irritated here.
No one will ever find it there, Babs.
…Whyyyy are you hiding a cache of money in the dunes, Batgirl? Like why is that necessary? Are you hiding it from Bruce because you’re tired of him borrowing your stuff? I mean, he wouldn’t blink twice at asking you to lend him that paltry amount of money. And I’m not quite sure what I think of that posture, Barbara. You’re not going to get anywhere digging like...
My, my, a mystery so late in the game.
Fortunately it’s an easily solved one: Yesterday? “Dig” was ages ago! Weeks ago! But anyway. Let’s take a look: Ah, he found an old shoe. That’s still really anti-climactic.
What'd you guys do?
This is a fabulous start to the last page of “D”. Hal, what is with you and ducks? First custom order duck toys, now a whole duck under your arm. I think we need to have a talk. And what other ducks? Ollie clearly does not have any ducks because he’s way too busy running away from a mob. In any case, GL’s about to get clotheslined. (I’m picturing a Benny...
Where in the world are they?
Did they somehow travel to the Sahara or something? With a handful of American cacti? You know, I was going to try to link this to the word “desert”, but it turns out that The Super Dictionary didn’t define “desert”! Or “dessert”! How did that slip me by until now?! I wonder where Jody and Tomahawk are going with weapons drawn anyway. And I...
Firehair likes to brag about the things he's done...
Or at least King Creepy McCreeperson does. I guess this entire definition is plausible and makes sense. Which is surprising, since usually these paragraph-length ones suffer from making less and less sense as they go on.
Keep out of reach of children.
Teri Trapper: Responsible Adult. I’m curious about what her doctor could give her to make a cold go away. Does this doctor have some kind of magical cure for the common cold? If so, he needs to share! Remember kids — don’t do drugs! Unless you’re told to do drugs! Or something! (An off-topic/on-topic aside: Oh my god, D.A.R.E.’s website looks like it’s from...
Hmm...that lady looks really familiar...
Well no one may have drowned near you, Aquaman, but that doesn’t really keep it from happening other places. Did I miss a cameo from Spider-Man? Your feet seem stuck to the ground/ocean with some webs. And wow, what a grim word to include, Super Dictionary. Were you just really looking for some more things for Aquaman to do? Also: kudos on your stellar disguise for Mera. Making her...
Way to just make Robin feel bad, Super Dictionary.
We all know who drove Batman’s car off a bridge, Super Dictionary. It took up a third of the page. You’re just not trying anymore. If you were trying to begin with. Thanks for making Robin look extra bad. Pointing out that he did a bad thing not even a full page after he did the bad thing. That’s just mean. ==== And so as The Super Dictionary shames Robin for his terrible...
Is she running or marching in place? I can't quite...
And that would be terrible. Especially if you’re delivering that box to Lois. You know how she loves her boxes. But I think that box is probably going to get wet whether you drop it or not, Dinah. That is what rain is known to do. Also woah, Canary’s boobs are each the size of her face. That’s not right.
I'm a driver!
I’m driving! First we learn that captains are only in charge of spaceships, and now “driver” is a spaceship specific word too! I thought you “piloted” a spaceship, though. I guess you learn something new every day! I’ll keep that in mind next time I’m on board a flight to the moon.
This folly lies squarely on your shoulders,...
I know you just want to impress Batman, Robin, but there are probably better ways to get his attention than crashing the Batmobile. And Batman, how could you overlook something so simple as the fact that Robin can’t actually drive. Because now you’re not getting your quiet drive. You’re getting a busted Batmobile. (Look at that thing. I mean, Robin probably dented the bumper...
Another mystery solved!
Well that was a quick mystery solved too! If only they were all this easy. Turns out it was Firehair and his anonymous companion drinking water out of the stream. We all know The Super Dictionary isn’t responsible at the best of times, but I wonder how many kids decided to drink water out of their local streams because of this book. Probably not many, and that’s probably for the...
Lois Lane: Carpenter?
Am I missing something here, or did Lois suddenly become a carpenter? Do journalists do drills? Have drills? I don’t understand. Also why would Lois use a drill to make a hole in the wall? Isn’t that what Superman’s for? I mean, I guess Dark Age Lois would be all over that, but I bet you a dollar that that’s what Silver Age Lois was calling Superman for. To burn a hole...
Look what Aquaman can do!
He can order around poor, defenseless sea creatures for no reason. That’s what he can do. That looks like an abuse of power to me, Aquaman. Look how sad that…walrus(?) is. He is so sad. Your smarmy face says it all:
Boom, mystery solved.
Oh we all remember who drew a picture of Wonder Woman. Wonder Woman’s BUTT that is. (Okay, probably her boobs, but hey, it’s young Dick, it might be either. Or both! A budding Liefeld, if you would.)
Time to get fancy!
One more tick in the “SR-12 is a robot” column. Also that seems to imply that perhaps that jumpsuit she wears is just part of her? Let’s go with that. Also wow, that last bit is really confusing. Using the word you’re defining in the secondary definition is not a good move. And for all I know according to this, a “dress” is just a “bra”. In...
Well that's a little melancholy.
Why can’t she be dreaming about fighting dragons and kicking ass? Or maybe this is her dream. She dreams of being a giant floating head (The Sun? The Moon?) over Paradise Island. ==== While Diana contemplates her subconscious homesickness, we end today’s page of The Super Dictionary. Come back tomorrow for more fun loving definitions! Check out under the cut for today’s...
Conjura has lost her money!
Conjura, why didn’t you just use your Zatanna powers to find your money? I mean, I guess we wouldn’t have gotten this sparkling definition of the word “drawer.” And now I know! A “drawer” is a “place like a box that pulls out from [a] desk”! I’m not sure I’ve ever heard a drawer described as a place like a box. I’ll have to...
Robin, what are you really drawing?
Drawing a picture of Wonder Woman on the moon, eh? What is that face you’re making? Wait, what is that cheeky face? Are you drawing a picture of Wonder Woman on the moon or a picture of Wonder Woman mooning you? I think it might be the latter.
Uh oh, I hope that water from the stream was clean! It might’ve been Lois or Clark. Let’s hope it wasn’t Wilson from when he was doing his river pollution piece.
This thing is HUUUUUGE. Is the thing in your tent mosquito eggs, Firehair? Because I know dragonflies like mosquito eggs.
The mystery of that grey stuff all up the page is...
It was smoke from this dragon! (Or was it?!) Well that dragon certainly looks real. And if it’s not real, then you have some pretty spectacular hallucinations, El Dragón. Which raises the concerning question: Are all of El Dragón’s brave deeds simply figments of his imagination? I’m going with no, and I’m also going with the fact that this dragon is plenty real and...
The things Comet does for attention.
Why? And where? What were you doing that you decided to help a girl drag a log out of the forest? I DON’T UNDERSTAND. Super Dictionary, don’t you think a more super thing for Comet to be doing might have been to be dragging the girl out of a fire or something? All we’ve seen Comet do in this book is be a butt. This might be the first nice thing he’s done.
Top to bottom!
So what is it called if her neighbors live two floors down from her? Is that not “downstairs” anymore?
Shake your body down to the ground!
(I can’t help it.) I’m surprised she doesn’t just use that handy jetpack of hers to get down from her spaceship. But that’s just me.
Jimmy, you're such a mess.
And you’re trying to look so professional. Does that round spot signify something special or did he just somehow leak his pen on his collar? Maybe it means he’s part of a secret society! A secret society out to KILL SUPERMAN! (duh nuh nuuuuuh) And I’m pretty sure that those dots on his face are called “freckles,” Super Dictionary. Unless you’re encouraging...
Are Scooby and the gang going to pop out of one of...
Chasing a bad guy/being chased? (Also I know that’s a Johnny Bravo clip and it’s crap quality, but dear god, it was impossible to find actual Scooby Doo clips of this gag. o_o) I thought when it was dark you couldn’t see anything at all! Or maybe that’s just when it’s darkest. I wonder why she was walking through dark doorways. Maybe she’s meeting up with...
Or “ring ring.” Whatever floats your boat. Of course you do, Ollie. Of course you do. I wonder whose house that is. Canary’s? Really interesting that one side of the path has grass and the other side is apparently the…desert? Not grass, anyway. And look at Ollie’s curls! They’re so bouncy and fresh. I wonder what product he uses to keep them looking so...
Don't let the door hit ya where the dog shoulda...
Clearly Penguin has had enough of Robin’s dancing. Dick looks pretty perturbed about it. He is a showman. And showmen don’t like being told to stop. I’m also snickering at the coloring error on Robin’s gloves. How hard is it to remember which parts are red, yellow, and green? Apparently quite.
Clearly The Super Dictionary doesn't understand ze...
Doodles don’t mean anything? I am shocked and appalled by that accusation, Super Dictionary! Doodles always mean something! they’re very important to the lifeblood of art! Doodles might not be very refined, but a lot of the time they do mean something. Even if that something is “Batman smells.”
Well. This is fun.
Sorry for the lack of updates recently! Part of it is just my fault for feeling stressed and busy, but yesterday was not directly my fault. My Macbook Pro died suddenly yesterday and I was hoping maybe it would magically turn back on today (no such luck so far), and that’s the machine that all my Super Dictionary files are on. I’m just going to suck it up and rescan a bunch of...
Will this madness never end?!
All true, but I’m still really sick of all these “do” derivatives. ==== I don’t know if we’ll ever escape the swirling vortex that is The Super Dictionary’s obsession with the word “do” and every variation thereof, but we can at least escape it for today, because this word concludes today’s page of The Super Dictionary! Come back tomorrow...
Heeyah! Or should I say -- Hee-haw!
Well done, Super Dictionary! You managed to define an animal with enough detail that a child can actually decipher what the animal is. With a picture to boot! I guess there’s a first time for everything. Now I just want to know why Dinah is riding a donkey and where. All I can think of is The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, a movie about gold prospecting in Mexico. Maybe she’s...
No seriously, Super Dictionary, why are you so...
This is the fifth one. It’s getting a little ridiculous. Surely you could have saved time and just made a massive definition. (Did, didn’t, do, does, and now done.) Blah blah blah. I’ll ruin the surprise for you. He made her laugh. Maybe he made her laugh with his gross food? Maybe he’s crying inside as he’s running away from her, because he was trying to be...
In which Teri admits to the Trappers' financial...
How did he get that single dollar, Teri? Really. I’m super curious. Were you just staring at it when this nefarious mustachioed man came up at grabbed it out of your hand? And did you just notice that he took it? Because he’s nowhere near you anymore. Quick! Before he escapes out the panel!
Wonder Girl is playing "take over the earth" with...
She just knocked out Supergirl. I’m really surprised that Hippolyta let Diana have dolls of men. I’m more surprised that she somehow has dolls of people who aren’t even heroes yet. I’m most surprised that the Atom isn’t featured in this collection of dolls. After all, he’s been doll sized twice now! Hmm…maybe The Super Dictionary should have...
Krypto the Snoopy Dog!
Taking a break from pretending he’s various small mammals, Krypto has decided to impersonate fan-favorite dog with a doghouse: Snoopy! Two more things: “But, not many dogs can fly as Krypto can.” Not many? How many other flying dogs are we talking about here? Are you encouraging kids to throw their dogs out of windows to see if their dog is secretly capable of flight? ...
Why so many definitions for derivatives of "do"?
Ignore that rogue Krypto in the corner. He is of no importance. (He’s part of the next definition.) Other than that, nothing of note here. I’m sure Conjura always does her best. Her best is just kind of strange sometimes.
I feel like the next sentence should be “They think he’s smelly.” (Don’t be a smelly person, kids, doctors won’t want to see you and you’ll DIE.)
Teeny tiny detailed docks, giant ugly close up...
That is some fishing line. Is she fishing because she’s Catwoman? And cats like fish? I’m waiting for Aquaman to come over and kick her ass for eating his subjects.
Way back from “did” we had a mystery! Now we know the answer! Well let’s take a look at what “did” actually said, shall we? Hmmm. Well. I’d say that my guesses of “Joker sprays acid all over the trap and/or Batgirl” and “Joker laughs” weren’t too far off. He certainly sprayed Batgirl with some laughing gas, and he’s...
More Thanagarian math!
Well they do say that the Egyptians really got us started on that whole “math” thing, and they also say that Hawkman and Hawkgirl are the Thanagarian reincarnations of Thanagarians who got stranded in ancient Egypt. So that’ll do. I’m glad this isn’t about “dividing” their possessions. I’m getting a little worried about the stability of the Hawk...
What friend? I only see Wonder Woman and her star-spangled butt. And I don’t think that’s how anyone dives. In fact, that’s a really bad way to dive, especially from a high place, because you could break your neck doing that. I wonder if there were any Super Dictionary related child deaths due to bad advice from this books. Hopefully not! (ZOOOMmm!)
Just a little quiet time.
She can spend all her time being like Fassbot3000, watching timey-old-timey movies and imitating their mannerisms while spying on her human passengers’ dreams. And occasionally fighting giant space pterodactyls.
That house is totally haunted.
Maybe Silver Age Lois is hanging out inside. Then why’d you drag your date here, Wilson? You look really pleased with yourself. And your date looks ecstatic at seeing this creepy old Victorian house. Or are you showing her your childhood home and trying to subtly explain that you didn’t have a very happy childhood? If that’s the case I think it’s going over her head,...
Wait, Krypto gets served steaks?
Or maybe porkchops? Lamb cutlets? In any case, he apparently eats better than the Kents. Excuse me, Krypto, but I’m pretty sure I saw you eating from a pie dish that time you stole a pie.
Resistance is futile.
I wonder what she finds on those worlds. Nothing? Something? Civilizations to be taken over by SR-12 and her robot people? (Probably the last one.) ==== With that we conclude another page of The Super Dictionary. Come back tomorrow to find out if the world SR-12 discovered is really Earth! (Maybe not.) Check out under the cut for today’s full page! [[MORE]]
Attention children: Disappointment is bad....
They’re so tiny that I can’t tell who is who, but I’m just going to assume that Hawkman is accusing Hawkgirl of disappointing him in the future. Maybe that’s why she was so worried about those mountains looking different on the map. She was worried the map’s inaccuracies would be interpreted as her personal mistakes. It also explains why she was so worried about...