Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year

It's only lunchtime as I write this, but as the saying goes, it's New Years Eve somewhere in the world. Unfortunately, I don't have anything wise or witty to say, but I do want to pass along some words written by the great philosopher H at the Comic Treadmill.

Last week he was reviewing Adventure Comics #314 (the one with Hitler, Nero, and Dillinger), and came across this panel:



Here's what he had to say about it:
Scene That Freaked Me Out: Here are the Legion flying through time in the time bubble. They’ve left Hitler’s era, passed through the date the comic was on the stands and past another far future date. A date which will be upon us in a dozen days. Interpretation: I am so old, I exist in a future date that Edmond Hamilton considered to be a far-flung one.

Welcome to the far-flung future of 2008!

5 comments:

Mark said...

It's gotta be an omen!

J.D. Long said...

I'm just glad the Time Bubble doesn't have one of those airline toilets -- we'd be in trouble from future poop.

MaGnUs said...

I used to watch "Lost In Space" reruns, which transcurred in the "far off year of 1997"... in 1997...

Michael said...

And of course, "Space: 1999", and "2001: A Space Odyssey", and "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" who was from 1987 just prior to the big nuclear war... I want my flying car that we were promised by the year 2000!

Jim Drew said...

And don't forget that Tokyo blew up in Akira in 1987. I first saw the film in 1988, and burst out "Man, I missed it!"

Wonder if there's an intentional connection to Buck Rogers there?