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Reader Comments (27)

i <3 rocket hat. he's my fave!

February 13, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterauntie beak

Tell me The Judger can nod disapprovingly at something and it bursts into flames. Please. And her headgear is AWESOME.

February 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

Is this the first time MacraMayhem has actually appeared?

February 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKonrad

To your query, no. Macramayhem is quite an old character.

http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2011/7/15/how-to-handle-exposition-rerun.html

February 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterThe Chosen One

It just struck me that there's an awful lot of Rick in your superhero universe.

February 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterD. G.

I am torn between panels 1 and 4. I gotta go with panel 4 just for the Emperor of the Moon displaying immense foresight for the first time. Though I must say, him facing the Knifeketeer would be mighty interesting. I also realized how much I want to see a super-version of Mullet Boss, be it hero or villain.

February 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenteraSimplerSimon

Are those knives or swords stuck in the back of MacraMayhem? If so, why is the blade sticking out of his shoulder? Where is the knife handle? no blood either. Oh wait, maybe they are macrame tools used to entwine people.

They are a pair of knitting needles and a gigantic crochet hook. ~Missy

February 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJames Yeamans

I would like to support the commenter above me. The world NEEDS a super-version of Mullet Boss (although I'm pretty sure it must be a villain).

February 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterM

"I want to see a super-version of Mullet Boss, be it hero or villain"

Oooh... Anti-Hero

He's a hero, but he's also kind of a dick

February 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSome Guy

"They are a pair of knitting needles and a gigantic crochet hook. ~ Missy"

Obviously...

February 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMr. Obvious

@ aSimplerSimon wrote: "I want to see a super-version of Mullet Boss, be it hero or villain."

Try this on:

http://basicinstructions.net/basic-instructions/2009/11/22/how-to-prepare-for-the-apocalypse.html

February 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterR. Dan

We need a supervillan/hero for Al (Missy's friend). She could be a great nemesis/sidekick for the Judger.

February 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChubby Monkey

"It just struck me that there's an awful lot of Rick in your superhero universe."

I think it's a lack of other people in that universe.

I like the idea of a Mullet Boss anti-hero. His strength is paying people who don't work, and his weakness is hiring people who don't work. Oh, the angst! Wolverine would even feel sorry for the guy.

February 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDave H

I know who they are, but who's that guy?

February 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAlan

Well done. You explained everything in 4 panels through awesome dialogue... which is much better than the inner-monologue that comic books use to waste their first page.

February 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterThestas

You know DC holds copyright to the name "Legion of Super Heroes," right? Might I suggest a derivative name, like "Crew of Crime Fighters" or "Squad of Semi-Super Heroes." (I mean, Rocket Hat is legit, but the rest? "Semi-Super" is being generous.)

February 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSumocat

Is that Legion like the real Legion, with Bouncing Boy, and Matter-Eater Lad? (The rejected Arm-fall-off Boy)

S

February 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSean

If ever a movie were made of these characters (fans of BI can only hope), then the actor who played Dante in Clerks is clearly meant to play the role of Rocket Hat! After all, Scott would be in every scene as Omnipresent Man.

February 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMikey

Bwahahaha. "Legion of Superheroes" - you think up the dumbest, corniest thing you can intending it to be a parody and end up being *exactly the same* as the thing you intended to parody...thus proving the true corniness of the source material. :)

Reminds me of when the Penny Arcade guys were doing a D&D parody a while back and invented the word "Shodowfell" as a goofy name for a "Dark-bad" kind of fantasy place. Turned out the official D&D setting/canon actually had a real place called "the Shadowfell" already. :)

February 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJan

Oddly, his second question was going to be "Do any of you have some lip balm I can use?".

February 14, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRubrick

Athena needs a superhero alter ego.

February 14, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteruwg

Rocket Hat. His hat speaks for itself... no, there was one in Harry Potter that did that... his hat speaks for him... no, it doesn't do that either. Okay, I'm confused.

February 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Carnegie

@Chubby Monkey
I believe Al was the female Rocket Hat. Another brilliant superhero instruction.

February 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenteraSimplerSimon

My favorite villain is still "Man Crush". Seriously, pure genius.

February 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBAH!

It took me a while to realize that the Emperor of the Moon actually has two reasons to rethink the partnership.

One is that MacraMayham seems to think he needs to make clear that the Knifeketeer uses knives to stab people. Because that's not actually in the name of the Knifeketeer or anything.

The other is that the Knifeketeer is actually the Emperor of the Moon! Well, his clone or something anyway. It's not clear how "Rick" can be Mr. Everywhere, the Knifeketeer, and the Emperor of the Moon. But I'm sure it all makes (non)sense somehow.

February 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBruce

Can we expect a villain alter ego for Mullet Boss? You know, to nag MacraMayhem to fill out his RJ-17 form?

February 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterYoloyoda

Myself, I always prefer the straight-up introduction, reintroduction, or "the story so far" section over informa-action sequences, but this strip might be an exception.

I add my vote for mullet-boss in the super-universe

February 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDee

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