Friday, September 26, 2008

Weekly Wonderous Moment in Comics #36

THE FUTURE IS YESTERDAY!!!
I love going through old comics that feature a future story and the timeframe is actually years ago. From 1971, comes this tale from the 1990's (in which Superman is no longer needed and is a cripple in a wheelchair)


So what societal advances took place in the intervening 20 years that we have forgotten about in the following 17 years? (and if you're not confused by THAT, I want you explain to me the power of flan).

First up, mankind went to Saturn in 1981

We had the power of anti-gravity in a handheld device

Bank robberies were foiled by glass cages springing from the sidewalk

The Fire Department could put out fires with helicopters

Modern Climate Control melted the Arctic with no repercussions whatsoever
Al Gore= pwned

and the most fantastic thing you forgot about the 90's...

Mr. & Mrs. Jimmy "Action" Olsen, the king & queen of the Fashion Pantheon.




4 comments:

SallyP said...

My goodness they grown big spiders in the arctic! Poor old Superman. He lost his powers, grew old, and the fashions from the 1970's CAME BACK!

Oh, the horror.

Sea_of_Green said...

Actually, there IS some truth to this. Fashions of the '70s DID come back toward the end of the '90s.

My God! COMIC BOOKS HAVE PRECOGNITIVE POWERS!!!!

AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

Jordan said...

Dibs on the first handheld anti-grav device!

Vic said...

Great blog...and I see that Mrs Olsen appears to have a "laughing cavalier" type moustache. I don't recall that particular trend...I wish that comics were still this daft...