Train jumping -- it's the newest craze.
The last time we had a Bat Family twofer definition was pretty memorable. Does Batgirl and Batman’s engine/engineer live up to Robin and Batman’s basket/basketball? Wait wait wait. “Engineers like him”? Why does Barbara need to watch out for Batman? I don’t understand. And why is Babs all about jumping on engines? That is just another confusing part. But...
I…guess that’s all true. For Superman. (Also: pfffft “bad things.” Bahahahaha.) But I mean, some people have enemies who are not bad people. They just personally do not get along. But there’s no room for that kind of gray area in Superman’s world of black and white.
I bet you drank it absentmindedly, Jonna.
Maybe it EVAPORATED! I wonder what Jonna was going to empty that glass into. Maybe she was going to water her bud with it.
Supergirl, quit being so mean to Comet.
Man, no wonder Comet bit Supergirl. Forcing your not-really-a-horse super horse through its paces in a dressage show. Tying ribbons in his hair. Not letting him leave. That’s not very nice, Supergirl. What is with the Super Family and their issues with sentient life, anyway? I mean, there’s Superbaby and that…gorilla thing. There’s Lois with that box on her head (But...
Well she does have a mighty roar.
Just not the kind you’d necessarily be thinking of. Why roar like a lion when you can knock people out with your Canary Cry? ==== While Dinah wishes for more voice based super powers, we conclude another page of The Super Dictionary. Come back tomorrow for more madness from the 1970s. Check out under the cut for today’s full page! [[MORE]]
Sometimes Barry remembers to be polite!
Even if you have superspeed, you still have to wait in line sometimes. Wow, that’s very near as scintillating as the definition for “eighth”! I wonder if Flash and Canary are in the same line!
That's just extravagant.
Super Dictionary, you’re getting really lazy with highlighting the number version of the number words. How are kids ever going to know what “eleven” looks like in numbers if you don’t spell it out for them?! I do wonder why SR-12’s ship doesn’t have windows all the way around the outside. But then we wouldn’t be able to count its eleven windows.
What are those -- 30, 40 foot ceilings?
How high are the ceilings in that room that you’re that high above those guys getting into an elevator? But I can’t argue with that you two are faster than an elevator, though. I’m not really sure that those crooks really thought that through when they tumbled in there. Poor elevator operator, though.
That's not what elephants say!
They go “PRRUMPH!!” Super Dictionary, I’d say I was surprised at you for your extremely vague definition of “elephant,” but we both know that you have a history for being really bad at defining animals. But I am a little disappointed that you didn’t even feel it necessary to mention that elephants are the largest land mammals. On the other hand...
She's probably a very ineffective teacher.
Well that doesn’t exactly inspire confidence in Wonder Woman’s piloting abilities if she only feels capable of teaching elementary flying. But I guess her plane does all the flying for her. I wonder if those lessons include things that normal planes can’t do, like standing on the wing.
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This definition is so vague, it might as well be...
I bet it was Hal’s fault. SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU USE YOUR POWERS FOR LAZINESS HAL? YOU MAKE OTHER PEOPLE’S LIVES A MISERY. But seriously, this is the vaguest possible definition for “electricity.” Or “electric” for that matter. For all we know, “electricity” is another word for “magic.” ==== So concludes another page of The Super...
In which Hal Jordan is a show-offy so-and-so.
Hal, why are you using a giant hand construct to finely tune a clock that you could easily mess with with your actual hands? That can’t possibly be easier than doing it with your actual hands.
I think we all know who Jimmy's going to call.
Superman or Supergirl? The choice is obvious. Superman. This is Jimmy Olsen we’re talking about here. Give us a little credit, Super Dictionary.
Maybe she's going to punch them all out so she can...
You are just really going to town on these number definitions, aren’t you, Super Dictionary? The things you choose to be really specific about are both random and baffling.
Don't put your hand in there, Wonder Woman!
You forgot to bold “18” Super Dictionary! How are kids going to know what “eighteen” means if you don’t bold its synonym/number format?! On my first read through of this definition, I thought that last sentence said “One of them is a dangerous spider.” Which didn’t make any sense at all. But then I reread and realized it was just really...
What does he need those fish for anyway?
Eight? That’s as many as .8 tens! And that’s terrible. Oh. Wait. That’s just…a number I guess. What’s up with that weenie one in the back? And why is Aquaman trying so hard to call eight fish to him? Isn’t that like, super easy for him?
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Of course El Dragón was careful. He's El Dragón!
And inside some eggs are Ray Palmers. Man, that sentence is really awkward, isn’t it? It could really do with a “there” in it after “eggs.” ==== And so we conclude another page of The Super Dictionary. Come back next time for more important adventures with eggs, oranges, and fashion disasters! (Or maybe something new next time — but something just as...
Conjura is livin' on the edge!
Pay no attention to that second definition behind the curtain! (We’ll get to El Dragón’s egg adventures later.) So…is the cliff…the top panel border? Did you make yourself super tiny or something? Because that rope is huge. Even by normal human hand standards. Is that really just a piece of kitchen twine that you cut with a normal size knife while you were being tiny? ...
Rest in peace, Mr. Kubert →
We interrupt your regularly scheduled Super Dictionary to honor a very important man in comics, and a very important man to The Super Dictionary. Joe Kubert passed away today at the age of 85. His legacy is legendary. His bold art style, his unique story-telling, his efforts to have comics recognized as their own art form, and even founding his own comic book art school — this is a man who...
That seems a little rude, King Creepy.
Calling that guy “heavy” is just uncalled for. And probably inaccurate. Plus Supergirl’s judgement of what is and isn’t heavy is totally different from ours. And this is why it’s not brave when you fly around saving people, Kara. Because there’s no difference between flying around aimlessly and carrying fashion-impaired men over your shoulder. But more...
Don't be a pig, Teri. Save some for Ted.
Oh wow! I remember this was a mystery from forever ago! I guess it wasn’t any of those people. It was just boring ol’ Teri Trapper. (Who I guess is a good guy.) But apparently that apple is poisoned or something, because Ted is being really insistent that she not eat it. Either that or it’s just his apple and he was saving it for later.
Dear lord, my EYES.
Aaaaagh Super Dictionary is this really necessary? Who needs a gratuitous shot of Clark’s crotch? Not this girl. Or at the very least not this girl when it’s so distinctly unflattering and nonsensical. Who flies like that? Nobody.
Well he couldn't have been looking very hard.
If he’d really been looking for a bone, there’d be a hole. Instead, it looks like Krypto was wandering around the yard and found this lonely little worm minding its own business, and now Krypto’s about to give the poor little fella the old laser vision treatment. The resemblance is uncanny. ==== So ends another page of The Super Dictionary. Come back for more cooky...
She just pretends to eat it. We all know SR-12 is...
That’s because she’s a ROBOT and she’s programmed to be able to ingest food from whatever planet she’s on in order to get one step closer to bringing the earth to its KNEES to her robot emperor. I’m also a little confused. Maybe it would have made more sense to use a hero from Earth? For instance…almost anyone else in this book? Or, if you’re going to...
Wilson is a bit prideful.
But with fairly good reason. I hope you’re not using that money to fuel your smack habit. (You probably are.) But I have been impressed with your news stories in the past, so I wouldn’t be surprised if you got a Pulitzer.
You're so tricksy, Joker!
Joker, you look like their kindly old uncle waiting to play a prank rather than the hideous, terrifying mass-murderer that you are. What’s up with that? Also, if you’ve been there since sometime last night, Batman and Robin have probably been looking for you, and they probably know you’re behind that…log. Batman’s totally just going over the plan to ambush you,...
Super Dictionary, you are setting a terrible...
You should never clean someone’s eardrum. You could break it or something. You should maybe have your ear canals cleaned once in a while, but never the eardrum. A more important question: Why is this word important enough to include in The Super Dictionary to begin with?
Oh baby, oh baby.
He heard you with both ears, Tomahawk? You aren’t doing a very good job of whispering. But I guess it’s more of a seductive whisper. About what you’re going to do with that ear of corn? I’m not really sure what I think of that. This definition got really dirty really fast. ==== Well that wraps up another page of The Super Dictionary! Come back tomorrow (and actually...
Lex just can't wait to find Superman!
Why do you want to find him, Lex? Is it to show off your sweet gyropter? Did you want to share a cake with him? Maybe so you can comb his luxuriant locks? Or did you just want to bug him so much he turns this car around?
Shiera, I think that you’re overlooking the fact that that eagle is totally trying to eat you. His claws are going in for the kill on your wings. You all know why eagles are so important, right? Because they are AMERICA. Or something.* ==== *Ben Franklin famously argued in favor of the turkey for our national bird. Not the fat sacks of crap we know as domesticated turkeys — wild...
My escstacy can't even be evaluated, I am so...
I can’t wait! What do you have in store for us this time, Super Dictionary? That’s very kind of you, Dinah. You’re a very nice business owner. But that kind of generosity might be what sent you out of business in the first place*. I mean, ten cents a flower was pretty pricey in the late 70s. ==== *I know, I know, her flower shop was blown up, not run out of business. LET...