How to Assemble a Mighty Team of Superheroes (rerun)

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Reader Comments (24)

Oh man, I had forgotten about this one. I remember the Judger's disdain of the Knifeketeer but the rest all reads like it's brand new. I absolutely love panel 3.

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLummox JR

P.T.O. to see what Rocket Hat told me in strictest confidence...

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJawfin

I may not have noticed this before...Scott, did you make yourself into 3 different superheroes?

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

"Silence implies consent."
As brilliant now as it was then.

Don't comment below if you agree!

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMatchstickman

What comic was the foul-mouthed spaghetti monster originally from?

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRPF

The more I think about it, the more I realize that the Masking Tape Mummy is the perfect enemy for the Knifeketeer. He has no vital organs to stab, and his sticky wrappings would foul and entangle the blades. Sorry, Macramehem, The Huma--er, Knifeketeer has a new arch-nemesis!

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBill

"The Judger" is my absolutely favourite comic-book character name. I can't think of it without sniggering quietly to myself.

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMike Taylor

It just occurred to me. No wonder Rocket Hat never speaks. Having rocket exhausts right next to your ears can't be good for your hearing. :)

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjh

I just realised today that Rocket Hat never speaks... what unimaginable pain and anguish must he have endured? Parents murdered? Home planet blown to smithereens? Uncle murdered after he let the murderer get away previously? Heat bumps from constantly wearing a hat?

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSamm

Is this the only time we don't see Rocket Hat with moon-manacles on his wrists?

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjcp

I also notice that after all those times being captured by the Moon Men and put in manacles that Rocket Hat's arms seem to have frozen that way. :P

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOgg the Poker

Omnipresent man, the best and worst superpower of all time.

And the boxing glove knife is still wonderful.

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterK7

Please don't hate me for posting this; I love Rocket Hat as much as any of you do. I'm just wondering if he has an incontinence problem? I had always thought he stood with his hands like that because he was in Moon Shackles. In this strip though he's not in captivity so it looks like he's trying not to wet himself. I think we have been assuming that Scottt is under Rocket Hat's mask when maybe it is Scott's brother!

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

My silence implies approval of this comic.

...

...

Dammit.

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChris S.

I thought it was because It was too hard to pick out a voice for him.

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAdam

I'm not sure how I never noticed that Rocket Hat doesnt talk.

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterConley

@RPF :http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2010/1/13/how-to-explain-what-the-hell-you-are-doing.html

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDiemo

Guys, I just found a plot hole: Omnipresent man is not present in the first panel! And don't tell me "a wizard did it" because obviously the power differential between mere wizardly abilities and omnipresence makes such an explanation laughably implausible. Boy, I really hope somebody got fired for that blunder.

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterX

@jh Rocket Hat did communicate with the others off-panel. He may have used sign language but we have not seen any indication that the other three characters understand sign language.

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGregory Bogosian

@Deimo;
thanks - i was trying to remember why Scott made himself into a spaghetti monster masking-tape mummy.

Now I find the reason I can't remember is that there was no reason.

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterarc

@X, Omnipresent Man IS in the first panel - who do you think Missy, I mean, The Judger, is talking to? This is what's known in "the biz" as "off camera". Given the distance in panel two between the group of superheroes and Missy, I mean, The Judger, you can see that her dialogue fills all that empty space in panel one. If they were any closer in panel two, we would see Rick's, I mean, The Knifeketeer's arm and belly just on the edge of the left frame of panel one. But they are not, so we don't.

Scott knows what he's doing.

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBI Fan

"Rocket Hat is right" Made me laugh out loud. So did Omnipresentman's Omnipresence in panel 4.

July 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Cheat

At first, I found it strange nobody commented about the fact that the judger looks like Missy.

Then I realised - it's just so natural that Scott's wife would be used for this role, nobody would even notice!

July 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLerkistan

Scott, is Missy the female Dredd?

February 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDarth GTB

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