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Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Super Dictionary, Part 2 - 1978


More definitions from the 1978 Super Dictionary!

The first panel is a crib from Mike Grell's run on the Aquaman back-up feature in Adventure Comics, the third clearly an Aparo one, even with the mis-colored Aqualad.

My rule was to only post definitions that featured Aquaman artwork, but "Aquaman would like to eat a banana. He likes the long, yellow fruit. But it is hard to eat bananas under water" was simply too good to pass up.


Anonymous said...

It's true. It is hard to eat bananas under water.

Anonymous said...

This dictionary is full of strange things like this. And strange mis-coloring too. Several times throughout, classic Catwoman is colored to look like Batgirl. Catwoman is mostly represented in her Mego-era "pirate" look.

No wonder Aquaman got so surly later on. The poor guy just wanted to eat a frickin' banana!!!


Anonymous said...

I just went to the bathroom and filled the sink, dunked my head, and proceeded to peel and eat a bananna. Then my boss walked in. "I'm experimenting" only seemed to raise more questions than answers.

At any rate... isn't that panel of artwork with Aquaman and Aqualad from their fight to the death when Manta was holding Artie Jr. hostage? if it is, That's kind of an odd choice to hack into a picture about caring for fish.

D.C. Dill

Anonymous said...

Am I the only one that prefers the mis-colored Aqualad? I think that he looks better with some pants....

Scurvy said...

Actually I prefer the colored legs too. Looks like more of a variation of Aquamans costume.

Diabolu Frank said...

Trunks: Slightly fruity, somewhat sexy, totally okay in water.

Trunks over tights: The reason why mentioning underwater bananas recalls Frederic Wertham and the overrun gag from "Entourage." Not that there's anything wrong with that.