oh my god i hope he only saw the sfw version
May 2, 2016 10:42 AM   Subscribe

 
if there's not an entire Detective Comics arc where Robin plays Minecraft in the background I call shenanigans
posted by beerperson at 10:49 AM on May 2, 2016 [11 favorites]


I was like "how did I find this crazy thing" and then I realized I got there from here!
posted by grobstein at 10:57 AM on May 2, 2016 [2 favorites]


This is my new favorite superman story
posted by The Whelk at 10:59 AM on May 2, 2016 [8 favorites]


Wait, is Jimmy Olsen's Boyfriend Kyle actually a canonical DC character?
posted by Faint of Butt at 11:02 AM on May 2, 2016


I'm reading it as Kyle Rayner tbh
posted by Greg Nog at 11:07 AM on May 2, 2016 [11 favorites]


This is brilliant and I love it.
posted by The Man from Lardfork at 11:11 AM on May 2, 2016


Ha, that was great. I'd love to see DC support someone tackling this as an actual book, even—imagine a cape comic story told through the lens of a hectic, style-swapping series of one-offs and pinups and splashes with all the dialogue disarmed and deconstructive but also critical commentary interjected by the characters as marginalia.
posted by cortex at 11:15 AM on May 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


I'm reading it as Kyle Rayner tbh

But he obviously isn't personally acquainted with the heroes he draws, so I guess this must be a universe in which Rayner hasn't been inducted into the Corps and then the League?
posted by Faint of Butt at 11:18 AM on May 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


OK, where is the tumblr? Where is the deviantart? Asking for a friend.
posted by adamrice at 11:27 AM on May 2, 2016 [6 favorites]


this is amazing. thank you.
posted by needlegrrl at 11:35 AM on May 2, 2016


I'm always FASINCATED by superhero stories that place them in a modern media context, like this, like I'd want an entire book just following the PR person for a superhero or thier media manager.
posted by The Whelk at 11:37 AM on May 2, 2016 [6 favorites]


"i am going to cry superman hates me" may be my status message from now on.
posted by GenjiandProust at 11:38 AM on May 2, 2016 [3 favorites]


you know I love you, but Robin and I share the the bond of two men who have been tied up in a warehouse together waiting for two other, different men

Huh. Until this very moment, I did not realize how desperately I was in need of this descriptor.
posted by Mayor West at 11:39 AM on May 2, 2016 [15 favorites]


[EDITOR'S NOTE: THIS STORY TAKES PLACE BETWEEN WORLD'S FINEST #141 AND GREEN LANTERN #48 (VOL 3)]
posted by straight at 11:43 AM on May 2, 2016 [16 favorites]


The whole thing is fantastic but just the handle "weedhorse69" makes it special.

I'm reading it as Kyle Rayner tbh


Well, thanks, now I am too, which opens me up to wanting to do a whole other search of real deviantart that I'm not about to do from work.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 11:44 AM on May 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


So wait, someone who reads Batman please answer, does he play the violin??
posted by ejs at 12:04 PM on May 2, 2016


That was delightful.
posted by mogget at 12:16 PM on May 2, 2016


Source. Same author, previously.
posted by Krom Tatman at 12:21 PM on May 2, 2016 [8 favorites]


Thumbs up.

If anyone has any screencaps of the time Guy Gardner's YouTube comment section flameout, I'd like to see them too.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 12:22 PM on May 2, 2016 [2 favorites]


If it becomes necessary to the plot of the book for Batman to outwit a villain or solve a crime by knowing how to playing the violin, Batman knows how to play the violin. The fact that googling shows no evidence for this just means that (a) it's a trick that's still up his sleeve and/or (b) it's a pretty nice little Sherlock Holmes reference.

Does seem like the sort of thing pre-orphan Bruce might have been forced to learn a bit of. But I think I prefer the idea of adult Bats deciding to learn from scratch in a burst of just and vigilant anger, just sawing on cats down in The Cave while Alfred keeps his earbuds in and polishes the silver.
posted by cortex at 12:26 PM on May 2, 2016 [8 favorites]


Yeah, I mostly read the violin thing as a Sherlock Holmes riff, too. Which was amazing. Of course Batman would play the violin. He's Batman.
posted by Joey Michaels at 12:32 PM on May 2, 2016 [1 favorite]


Also: Cocaine addict.
posted by Joey Michaels at 12:32 PM on May 2, 2016 [3 favorites]


What are the chances that Weedhorse69's real name is Rick?
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 1:18 PM on May 2, 2016 [2 favorites]


"Aquaman would get the bass, which he swears is not for pun reasons."

I love this.
posted by Kevin Street at 2:16 PM on May 2, 2016 [2 favorites]


I'm always FASINCATED by superhero stories that place them in a modern media context, like this, like I'd want an entire book just following the PR person for a superhero or thier media manager.

What's that you say?
posted by kafziel at 2:46 PM on May 2, 2016 [11 favorites]


OK, where is the tumblr? Where is the deviantart? Asking for a friend.
posted by adamrice at 6:27 AM on May 3 [3 favorites +] [!]
You could start with the work of nebezial and have a look at his rendering of Wonder Woman which goes along these lines (note: not waifish or slutty at all)
posted by nonspecialist at 3:11 PM on May 2, 2016 [4 favorites]


good god, all of my favorite superhero stories are internet metafanfic that someone posted on metafilter
posted by mwhybark at 6:15 PM on May 2, 2016 [5 favorites]


I AM CRYING WITH JOY I LOVE THIS SO MUCH
posted by nicebookrack at 8:20 PM on May 3, 2016


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