My Cage
This strip follows the life of a jaded twenty-something, who is realizing that the real world isn't all it's cracked up to be.

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Stupid Criminals – Stupid Superheroes

November 18, 2009

Spider-Man – 11.18.2009
Evil Can Wait While I Prepare my Camera!

The criminals in Spider-world are about as dumb as they come.  Fortunately for them, the cops and super hero that also inhabit the tow give them a run for their money.  While the amazing Spiderman holds off on saving the day so he can setup his camera and make a few bucks, the bad guys are escaping the bank, avoiding the cops who apparently haven’t realized that if they take a few steps to the right, they’ll have a nice clear shot.  Speaking of which, is it standard protocol to fire indiscriminately at bank robbers?

Hopefully, we’ll see the return of Super-Pigeon when Spiderman comes back to collect his camera.

Close To Home – 11.18.2009
So is that a detective?  And why is he wearing pajamas and a coat?

Wait, what?  So he setup a gun to shoot himself?  He’s playing some strange type of three-card poker, and he gets shot with a USB pistol.  And how exactly does one cheat at online poker?  Meh.

LuAnn – 11.18.2009
Brad's smile is just a little too weird

…and this wins the award for creepiest panel of the day.  A special prize goes to whoever comes up with the best alternate speech bubble text for this one :)

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Spiderman: Expositioning Like It’s Nobody’s Business

February 13, 2009
Filed under: Spider-Man — Tags: , , , , , — admin @ 2:18 pm

“Somebody screamed! And all the lights went out!”  Thanks for filling us in Mary Jane.  The “EEEEEE” across the top, and the copious amounts of black ink probably filled most of us in on both of those facts, but maybe some of the slower readers appreciate your keeping them informed.  Of course, describing to Peter exactly what he just saw happen not two seconds before doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but ‘not making logical sense’ is kind of par for the course with this strip.

Spiderman – 02/13/2009

To me, the ironic thing is that when the Spiderman strip unvieled it’s HUGE CHANGE back in January, they used constant large dialog boxes to fill us in on what was going on when they could have used character exposition to catch the readers up on 90% of what was happening.  In this case, Mary Jane insists on describing what’s happening for the benefit of the reader, even when it’s completely unneccessary and mostly nonsensical within the strip’s dialogue.  Meh.

Spiderman and Electro Really Aren’t so Different

February 6, 2009
Filed under: Family Circus,Spider-Man — Tags: , , , , , — admin @ 10:49 am

So we’ve already seen some similarities between Peter Parker and Electro, and now we’re being shown even more.  It’s like they were separated at birth!

So we’ve spent the last week learning about the history of “Electro”, and we now see him returning home to his family, just like how Spiderman returned home to Aunt May in Sunday’s strip.  Both walk into their house in broad daylight, clad in full super-hero/villian regalia, and then change clothes quickly, hoping that their family members won’t just happen to be in the room when they walk inside the house.

I, for one, can’t wait to see how the final showdown happens.  Peter Parker will freak out because he left his Spider suit in Aunt May’s laundry basket, but then a brick will fall on Electro’s head, making him forget who he is.  All this followed by a surprise ending no one will expect – be ready!

Spiderman – 02/01/2009

Spiderman – 02/06/2009

Mopey Super-Heroes, Mopey Super-Villians

January 27, 2009

Spiderman – 01/27/2009

It’s not enough that Spiderman has been moping around for the past week because his camera was broken(he secured it to the ledge of a building with his webbing, but his webs were no match for Super-Pigeon).  Now Electro is whining about losing the money he stole.  Instead of actually doing any fighting, these two will just see who can complain the most.  Eventually, one of them will probably do something stupid and defeat themselves, and the other one can claim a ‘sort-of’ victory, and go back to watching television.

Family Circus – 01/23/2009

Meanwhile, the Keane’s are cleaning out the junk from their attic.  So did Papa Keane attend this USC or this USC – or maybe this one?  Either way, it looks like Dolly will be attending Sweet Briar University, a women’s college in Virginia.

Spiderman – “Smart For a Superhero”

January 21, 2009
Filed under: Spider-Man — Tags: , , , — admin @ 10:18 am

I was hoping that after the HUGE CHANGE, Spiderman could go through somewhat of a transformation.   No longer old and married, his new college-aged self could stop being whiny and boring, and actually use his awesome powers to have exciting adventures.

So far, it looks like I won’t get my wish.  I guess that’s what I get for over-analyzing the Spiderman comic strip.

Spiderman – 01.21.2009

So far, Spiderman has managed to knock himself out with a blast from a fire hydrant that he opened himself, and nearly get unmasked by a six-year-old.  I’m not sure that qualifies as being “smart for a superhero”, but I guess some children are easy to impress.

The Amazing Spider-Surprise!

December 31, 2008
Filed under: Spider-Man,Spider-Man Watching Television — Tags: , — admin @ 12:07 pm

How exciting!  A new year and a “HUGE CHANGE” in Spider-Man’s life!  Will he stop watching television instead of fighting crime?

The Amazing Spider-Man – 12/31/2008

I am not familiar with the comic book series, but I think I remember hearing that Spider-Man is only still married in the comic strip version.  Will he and Mary Jane get divorced?  Will Peter Parker whine constantly about it?  Will he be so distracted that he actually fights crime less than he does now?

Stay tuned to find out…..

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