How to Handle a Continuity Error

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Reader Comments (25)

The last line was perfect.

August 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterArtahn

I've also experienced childbirth from inside the birth canal, and I have no desire to repeat the process either.

August 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJudas Peckerwood

Thank you for another amusing comic. :)

August 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPaula

So, if they are everywhere, why aren't they suffocating in outer space? Maybe its restricted to this planet only?

August 4, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChrono180

"no such superhero exists or ever will"? either a very clear statement that you wouldn't care to write God as a superhero in Basic Instructions, or a galling implication that you think you ARE God?

August 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commentersquee

I have to admit I'm a little surprised that Mr. Everywhere is sticking around.

August 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

How could have Omni present man witness birth from inside a birth canal if he's not everywhere but everywhere else because two things cannot occupy the same space I call shinanigens!

August 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMe

I suspect there was a Watchmen reference in panel 2...

August 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSesoron

Man, I love when the comics actually make me laugh for a few minutes straight. Omnipresent Man is still my all time favorite creation of yours!

August 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSteven M.

I must say that Ri- I mean Mr. Everywhere looks exceptionally dashing in cat-eye glasses.

August 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNameth

this was really good until the last line, then it was awesome.

August 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterInvisibleMoon

Nice! Was that Scott Adam? (he looks like how I imagine him at least)

August 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterreader

Pooping has got to be awkward for those guys.

August 5, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterahow628

It's nice to see Bob Saget's getting work.

August 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJosh

We were just commiserating the fact that no superhero movies were coming out this weekend, and Mr Meyer steps up and fills the gap! Huzzah!

August 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRob

Why does Everywhere Man have Horn-Rimmed Glasses? They are most noticable in frame four.

August 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterG W

"No such superhero exists, or ever will!"

Someone's never heard of Dr. Manhattan... =)

Love the comic, Scott. Keep up the great work.

August 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Thinker

This is my attempt at dealing with a similar problem:
Waterfall Evolution

August 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRay C

Crap! Josh beat me to the Bob Saget joke!

August 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarshall

Was I the only one expecting this to be about Rocket Hat?

August 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHyphen de Plume

Wonderful, as always! :-)

August 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMalte

@TheThinker With Dr. Manhattan history before the man he used to be was born never came up in his development; if it had his development would have taken up most of the mini series.

August 6, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGregory Bogosian

I wonder if people missed the point of panel 2--if a hero existed "everywhen", then Omnipresent man would be able to see him. If there's no "everywhen" man right now, then there cannot be an "everywhen" man, because he's not here right now, and, ergo, the best he could be is "everywhen-except-for-right-now" man, which isn't quite the same at all.

Note from Scott: That's a good point, but really the point of panel two is that I have enough problems writing for two superheros who are everywhere, one who sees everything, one who never speaks and does everything off-screen, and one who longs to stab people, but has to come off as a good-natured idiot, not a psycho. I don't need to add a guy who is everywhen to the mix.

August 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThe Chosen One

I like the idea of a "everywhen-except-for-right-now-man". A superhero that exists in the entirity of both the future and the past, but never the present.

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEMC2

@Chrono180 In space, they WOULD be suffocating from lack of oxygen.
However, at the same time they're in the planet Earth's atmosphere, thus getting the oxygen they need.
Dilemma solved.

September 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDavid

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