Stepping down from yesterday’s soapbox and removing my ‘The Defender’ disguise, I revert back to my normal Comic Book Harriet moniker. And holy cow will Tom Batiuk just get on with it! It’s Friday! We still don’t know why The Chiseler has graced us with his presence. We’ve had two days of standing outside, and three days of passive aggressive insults. Nothing is happening and we’re not learning anything that will progress the plot.
We have to dig to get ANYTHING from this bland wryness. What did we learn today?
1.) Chester lets other see him pretend to read Wonder Woman, because that movie was good AND progressive, and he loves jumping on bandwagons.
2.) Chester has been there so long that John and Crazy have gone back to work, and are now giving him dirty looks for reading an entire comic book in the store with no intention of buying it, a serious faux pas.
3.) Chester is nicer than I gave him credit for. He said ‘oddly quaint’ where I would have said ‘flat out asinine.’
4.) DSH John has watched the cartoon Batman Beyond. I will now hypocritically call him a pathetic regressive man-child while I slide my Beast Wars DVDS out of sight.
5.) Batman Beyond had some good moments, but never reached the artistic heights of Batman: The Animated Series.