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"It is easier to outsmart people than to outdumb them" - Scott Meyer
This is now my favorite quote. Hope you don't mind if I start quoting you.
Note from Scott: as long as I get credit. One of my long term goals is to show up in a book of quotations.
A big like for this one.
I hope you'll also post the letter online, after framing it.
Rocket hat looks different without his hands manacled. It's not a bad look, but it is different.
Rocket Hat looks victorious. Hardly humble at all.
Le gasp, is he about to lose his humility, become evil, beat up the Moon Men to become their new emperor, beat all the nameless, then become good again because evil was too easy?!?
Made me think of this:
Also see Supernormal Step by Michael Lee Lumsford. One of the organizations in the strip is "The Nameless".
There's a folk music venue in Cambridge, Massachusetts, called the Nameless Coffeehouse. And a seafood restaurant in Boston called the No Name.
New Rocket hat!? WHAT!
The Knifeketeer strikes a home run? The Knifeketeer strikes a home run? The Knifeketeer strikes a home run? I can type the words but my mind refuses to accept them.
Quote from some British TV comedy show I saw many years ago:
"More mysterious than The Man With No Name - even his legend was a legend! The Man Who Wasn't Called ANYTHING!"
Surely Omnipresent Man should know if there is another "nameless".
...Though I suppose if I was in a group called "the Nameless" I might well choose to meet nowhere for no length of time...
Omnipresent Man: What if there is another team or band or something called "the nameless".
Well, look around - tell us if you see anything.
A new Rocket Hat pose!
Sorry, but I copyrighted "You can't outsmart somebody who can outdumb you" in the 80's. (I was describing my then-wife's attempt to train a particularly ornery cat. Sadly the cat really WAS smarter than her, to boot.)
Wait, Walter White is Rocket Hat?!?
I almost fell out of my chair when I saw the new Rocket Hat pose.
Whoa, did Rocket Hat get a redesign? His costume looks more elaborate and his pose much sassier. Love it.
Did you really get a C&D for "The Legion of Super Heroes"?
Note from Scott: No, I didn't. As far as I know, DC is unaware that I ever existed.
I've never before noticed that Judge Missy (not quite as terrifying as Judge Dredd - until you meet her of course) has an aura.
Shouldn't Omnipresent Man know if there's anyone calling themselves by that name? Like, when they tell him, "Hey, that's already or name. Also, get the hell or of my shower."
Look a Rocket Hat! That energy!
Reminds me of the old Spinal Tap joke
David: “So, we became the Originals.”Nigel: “Right.”David: “And, uh, we had to change our name, actually.”Nigel: “Well, there was another group, in the east end, called the Originals and we had to rename ourselves.”David: “the New Originals.”
As I write this, I've only read as far as the last line of the first panel. Should I go any further? Can it get better than that?
Update. Okay, it didn't get better, but it did maintain the same level.
Gasp! Is that some new Rocket Hat art I spy?
That's an uncharacteristically dynamic pose from Rocket Hat...
Last line of the first frame is beyond gold, it's platinum, and it stunned me so that I needed a few minutes before reading the rest. Awesome job with this one!
I laughed. Aloud. A lot.
I have to agree with Mike86, it's odd seeing Rocket Hat without his wrists manacled. It also looks like Rocket Hat has been working out.
Grant Morrison's forthcoming comics project is called "Nameless". I assume you have already sent him a cease-and-desist.
"One of my long term goals is to show up in a book of quotations."- Scott Meyer, 2014
I think the Judger needs a counterpart with a similar power just to match everyone else on the team (two guys with weapons on their hats, two guys who are omnipresent - or is that a Scott and Rick thing only?) Might I suggest the Snarker.
Punchline on panel 1 was brilliant… best laugh I've had in a while.
Just as an aside, shouldn't Omnipresent Man be in every panel?
There is a sea food restaurant on the wharves in Boston called The No Name. If the fish were any fresher, it would still be swimming.
A pedant writes: In panel 2 "If people called him that then he had two names." Well what somebody is called and what their name is isn't necessarily the same thing. I cite in my defence the White Knight in Through the Looking Glass and what Alice Found There. Here it is clearly explained to Alice that what a poem's name is, what the poem's called and what the poem's name is called are all quite different.
Despite that piece of petty minded nit-picking, still a great comic.
That first panel punchline reminds me of the advice I've heard given to student engineers: "When designing something for the general public then try to make it as foolproof as possible - but this will never be perfect as their are some damned ingenious fools out there."
I wonder if this is a homage to The Nameless, a science fiction club started by F. M. Busby in the '50s. They were also largely responsible for Seattle's Worldcon in 1961.
Clearly Omnipresent man can not use google
He is, he's just outside the frame.
This sea food restaurant, was it in a desert?