How to Explain Why You Like Something

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Reader Comments (39)

Chicken hair FTW!

August 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterReek!

Yeah, but Superman has a long history of superdickery.

August 27, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdzamie

That's funny, when I picture a superhero it's a teenage, pretty, sailor-suited soldier who fights for love and justice.

August 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca Sparks

Good thing the Knifeketeer didn't overhear this...

August 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterG01denW01f11

"He kills them for good! Believe me, they stay killed!" is a hilarious pun. Slipped completely under my radar. Well done.

August 27, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGDwarf

Now I need instructions on how to explain why I hate something, because no matter how in-depth or vehemently I rant--and my rants can be freaking epic--I can't convince some people that I will never, ever like anime. By like I mean pretend to tolerate.

August 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLummox JR

When I picture a superhero, I see someone whom I don't want to see a movie about. Strong and noble is boring, beer-swilling rageaholic is annoying, two hours is a long time.

August 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

Also Wolverine is potentially immortal. So he can keep killing people for good forever.

August 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterInnominate

Another classic retort from Missy in panel 3. I genuinely fell of my chair laughing. I'm so glad I'm in the office on my own.

August 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMonster Munch

"Good thing the Knifeketeer didn't overhear this..."
No, but Omnipresent Man did.

August 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterThe Other Mike

Wolverine may be a guy thing, but Hugh Jackman is enough of an argument to get my gf to see any movie.

Granted, that's doubly so if X-men are involved..

August 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWesley

When I picture an American super-hero, Segar's " Popeye The Sailor" stands heads and shoulders above Siegel's and Shuster's "Superman".

August 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKevin Kunreuther

Impossibly good usage of pun in panel 2. I never thought of using it that way. Well played

August 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRaestloz

Panel 3. That last line struck a chord with me. Maybe I AM Wolverine.

August 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMike Geordie Brown

Excellent back and forth.

August 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFrank M

Oh, I think that one killed me for good! LMAO!

August 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBiscus

It was kind of Marvel to make Wolverine unequivocally male, as well as Deadpool. That way, women don't have to admit that both are who they most likely are as well.

August 28, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

Whats going on with Missy's glasses today?

1 - thin frame/ thick temple

2 - thick frame/ thick temple. I think they are bigger too

3 - (must be preparing for panel 4)

4 - thin frames and temples

I think the recycled art is catching up with you....

The hair though is like Missy's mood:

1 - Fungus/ mold (Here he comes again to annoy me)

2 - Vulture (I'll get him when he wears out)

3 - Rooster (Feeling cocky, the end is near)

4 - Butterflies (Ahh, life is good again)


August 28, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterirrogical

We have to admit we probably are 'Wolverine'?

No, sir. We aspire to be. Few of us will even come close to that level of bad assery. Just the other day something exploded behind me, and I tell you what, I turned around post haste!

And then came the crippling shame...

August 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterShenaningeneer

@ Lummox JR

To each his own I guess, but you might want to check out "Ghost in Shell" (any of the movies or the series) and/or "Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood" before cementing that judgement. Admittingly I'm a big anime geek and have a higher tolerance for the flaws of the genre, but these two stand out and generally avoid those common flaws.

August 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDaldude

"4 - Butterflies (Ahh, life is good again)


This is incorrect. Obviously it is a hawk on the left going after the rabbit on the right.

August 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMr. Obvious

Is it just me or does it look like Missy is doing the cha-cha in panel 3?

August 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNevetsrulz

@Lummox JR Probably those people believe, unjustifiably, that deep down you do have a glimmer of taste. Or they find it funny when you rant. Either way, as you get older and less likely to be viewed as "hip", the less likely people will try to make you watch anime.

August 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca Sparks

I never read the X-Men comic books (mom wouldn't allow them and I was reasonably well-behaved as a child), but I remember watching the cartoon in...the early 90s? I feel old...

Regardless, I'm female and Wolverine and Gambit are my two favorite X-Men. Does that make me abnormal? >.> (Sadly, I have not seen the new movie yet.)

August 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKala

1 - Fungus/ mold (Here he comes again to annoy me)

1- Echidna (better get my spiky defenses ready)

August 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJono4

Awesome. I laughed at all 4 panels.

August 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

That doesn't make you abnormal at all. At least not as far as people I know. But you will cry when you see what the movies have done to Gambit, and to a lesser extent, Deadpool.

August 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterShenaningeneer

As has been mentioned, Superman is a dick.

August 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAdam Warlock

See, this is what I mean. Anime fans just think I haven't seen the "right" anime. What I hate it for are the artistic conventions that are endemic within the genre. Not for the story, not for anything but the art itself. Even the best of the best still have that anime look. Can't stand it. I'm sure I hate the cheap awful stuff that much more, but that's beside the point.

These same people have no trouble understanding that a person could hate cubism, or country music, but can't grok the obvious parallel. Having to fend off well-meaning suggestions gets tiresome after a while.

August 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLummox JR

Another win!

August 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermelyob

Man, panel 3 is just great, so enlightening, now I can say (finally) that I am, indeed, like Mr. Logan.

August 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercarlos castillo

Panel 2 punchline is epic!

Beer-swilling rageaholic. I KNEW I was a superhero!

August 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Comic book heroes were only pretend-to-like-able when they were flat, foldable and didn't move. Missy is right; if you want to watch beer swilling rageaholics there's always the Monster Truck rally where the plotlines re less predictabe.

And give me anime over most modern American animation any day.

August 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commentergobbler

thank you for giving me the perfect excuse not to go see the wolverine movie! Much love!

August 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAudax

"He kills them for good" is my new slogan

August 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKibi

Well Lummox Jr, you come on any board and declare a wholesale hatred for a broad and vastly popular genre, of course folks are going to respond in defense. Artistic styles of anime vary greatly and you may as well be passing judgement on any and all animation. Or to adjust your analogies, its going well beyond just Cubism or country music, and more like declaring you hate all paintings, or any music with guitars...

August 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDaldude

For fairly realistic looking anime, there's always Berserk. It'd also appeal to fans of Wolverine and totally awesome characters and stories too, I guess.

Whether you like it or not though, is entirely dependent on your tastes.

August 31, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterThe Drunkard Kid

@ Lummox Jr I am completely willing to believe that you have horrible taste and you wouldn't know greatness if it hit you in the face :D You'll get no anime suggestions from me. You're welcome. ;)

September 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca Sparks

Re-reading my posts, they seem to be overly aggressive. Sorry, internet is a poor medium for kidding with people you don't know.

September 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca Sparks
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