Superman #7 Features what May be the Greatest Story of All Time.

Saturday, February 18th, 2006 @ 11:58 pm | Bad Science, Gay City!, Sexism, Sexuality, What Were They Thinking

Why?

Because it’s set in Gay City.

What do we know about Gay City?

Well, we know that there’s a strange malady that seems incurable.

We also know that it’s no place for a woman.

Superman’s excited. Wonder why?

Ah. Up for a wee bit of R&R I suppose.

I wonder if he’s a top or a bottom…

  • http://www.toonbat.deviantart.com toonbat

    Damn, I love how they underline _Gay City_ in every panel. It couldn’t have been less subtle if they had used neon light effects!

  • Picky Nick

    This is a comment on the site in general. Your Mac text looks bad on PCs.
    From this page:
    http://webtips.dan.info/char.html

    Don’t use platform-specific characters not found in a standardized character set. In particular, many word processors will change your quotes and apostrophes to so-called “smart quotes”, which curl to the right or left depending on which side of a quotation they’re on. These are not part of the ISO 8859-1 character set, and are likely to have unpredictable effects on Web pages. If you’re viewing somebody’s Web page and it has something weird like an “AE” ligature where an apostrophe should be, you know the developer used an operating system’s proprietary characters that aren’t supported by the standard.

  • typolad

    Actually Nick, this was caused by the program that I used to migrate my site over from LiveJournal. I myself always, always use normal fonts.

    I’m currently going back and slowly cleaning all this nonsense out.

    Thank you for noticing though.

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    scixual
    2006-02-19 12:04 am UTC

    I’d hope Supes is a bottom. He’d kill anyone he bum-poked.

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    (Anonymous)
    2006-02-19 01:10 am UTC

    I kept scrolling half-expecting this to be a team-up with Batman.

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    jessek
    2006-02-19 03:41 am UTC

    DC had a golden age character called “The Gay Ghost”… for some reason he’s never appeared in the post-crisis universe.

    I say they give him to Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely.

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    charles_rb
    2006-02-20 03:14 am UTC

    It’s the fact they keep emphasizing “GAY CITY” all the time that makes it so good. You can’t tell me they didn’t know what they were

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    (Anonymous)
    2006-02-20 07:21 am UTC

    um, so… can anybody tell WHEN exactly the word “gay” got it’s new meaning? these pictures look like WWII era or something.

  • typolad

    2006-02-20 08:45 am UTC

    What is Clark’s boss doing with his hand in that first panel? Indicating that Clark has a small penis?

    - boolean

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    (Anonymous)
    2006-02-21 01:18 am UTC

    No, he’s doing “I’M CRUSHING YOUR HEAD LIKE A BUG! HAHA, YOUR HEAD IS CRUSHED, FLATHEAD!”

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    kelson
    2006-02-21 02:24 am UTC

    Not sure exactly when, but the Flintstones (with the line in the theme song about “We’ll have a gay old time,”) started in 1960. So that narrows it down to sometime between 1960-1980 that “happy” and “homosexual” traded which one was the primary meaning.

    According to Word Origins.org, it was in use within the subculture as far back as 1920, but the usage moved into the mainstream in the late 1960s.

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    a2zmom
    2006-02-24 04:38 am UTC

    I’d have to disagree with that. From the movie “Bringing up Baby” (1938)

    Mrs. Random: Well, you look perfectly idiotic in those clothes.
    David Huxley: These aren’t my clothes.
    Mrs. Random: Well, where are your clothes?
    David Huxley: I’ve lost my clothes!
    Mrs. Random: But why are you wearing *these* clothes?
    David Huxley: Because I just went gay all of a sudden!

    David Huxley (Cary Grant) is dressed in a women’s bathrobe. Obviously, the audience was expected to get the joke.

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    scabrendan
    2006-07-28 02:09 pm UTC

    …fleecy clouds?

  • Trekkie313

    I can imagine this would be epic if you listened to “Tarzan Boy” while reading it.

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    Haha!. It really made me laugh. Superman in gay city! Nice punchlines.

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  • SteveAsat

    A runaway meteor is the worst kind of meteor. Like a mixed metaphor is the worst kind of metaphor.