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This is possibly the first time in the history of ever, that I have fully agreed with Rick.
Y chromosomes are not required for this argument. My boyfriend and I had this argument just a few weeks ago. I took the side of Batman, obviously. No brainer! After reading the first panel, I started wondering if Scott lives next door to me and was listening...
An armed forces composed solely of comic book fans. Yeah, what could go wrong with that? There are no adverts fro the Marines in comics, same as there aren't in National Crochet.
Hm. Iron Man doesn't fly and shoot beams from his hands, as Rick asserts. The suit does that, making it essentially a vehicle, so Batman matches qualification as well. Now, Tony Stark is a better scientist where Bruce Wayne is a better detective. Like them both, for different reasons. Though Rick is completely correct on the Sub-Mariner.
To be fair, it's hard NOT to be better than Aquaman.
I still insist superheroes don't get better than Dogwelder. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogwelder)
moojen: My wife easily knows the Marvel universe better than I do.Many of the Marvel Studio movies we saw together, she'd say, "That's not how it was in the comics." Then she'd explain to me how it was.
Nice way to stick your foot in it, Scott. In this case I must side with Rick, having liked Iron Man since I was 12 or so.+1 Internets to Blackadder for making me laugh a second time.
I really, really, think that the proper name for the USMC would be "The Batmans" not 'the batmen'. Proper grammar be damned, They Are BATMAN(s). each one of them a unique proper noun, and not lowly 'batmen'
Unfortunately there's already a thing called 'batman' in the army http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Batman_(military) ( see also "Downton Abbey" ) which is why I insist that the USMC would require this to be capitalized as "Batmans". They Are *THE* Batman, got it?
Compare also musical group Butthole Surfers: "No, I'm Iron Man!" a playful response to the old call by Black Sabbath.
I don't even have to know who the sub-mariner was. I know Aquaman, therefore I know that everyone else is better.
Funny how Rick, the biggest failure, thinks Marvel characters are better than DC. Any member of the Justice League > Marvel character.
Ohdear. I found your comic once, a long time ago, and read through the entire archive in a few days. I then lost track of you, recently found you again and have been catching up on all the comics I've missed. I had to stop at this one just to comment that I agree with Rick, and I feel bad about that, except that my love for Iron Man makes all the bad feelings go away. Every single one of these comics has made me giggle, you are amazing!
Meanwhile, the Coast Guard is already so badass and awesome they don't need to be a superhero. They are... Underfunded Lifesaving Asskicker Extraordinaire! Wait. That's a terrible superhero name.
As a former Marine and one who's currently traversing the archives, I wish I could've come across this yesterday. (Nov. 10, birthday of the Marine Corps). Probably just as good today, Veterans' Day.
Sub-Mariner is far cooler. Even though he's not nearly as powerful as the Hulk, he would fight him over and over, and smack-talk the whole time. Even though he can't beat him, he has made the Hulk run away, something few more powerful heroes have accomplished.
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