The Superman Tax  

Package1971 47M
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6/29/2006 3:44 pm

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The Superman Tax

There's no question that when Superman battles an evil monster from space, some poor city skyscraper is going to get demolished. The other superheroes know how to rein it in a little. With Batman or Spiderman, sure there's some municipal damage, but with Superman, you can bet your bright red jockstrap that some building is coming down.

And it's funny how in the last panel, the citizens of Metropolis are gathered around some dead giant space lizard in a big pile of rubble. But next week, when the next villain roles in, all the buildings are standing tall again and there aren't even any work crews hauling away twisted I-beams.

So what the hell happened? I'm guessing that Metropolian city engineers are some of the best, brightest, and fastest individuals in their profession. And the construction crews must work around the clock to get the buildings put up in a hurry so Superman can knock them down again.

And do you think blue-tights boy sticks around to help? No way. He's busy protecting his secret identity. And Superman sitting around waiting for concrete to cure makes for some boring comics.

I'm sure these work crews don't come cheap. And I'll bet the citizens of Metropolis are taxed pretty heavily. I'm sure city council members thought up the "Superman Tax" soon after the first time the library was pummeled into the earth.

And the next time a super villain from Krypton comes calling or Lex Luthor builds a giant robot to unleash destruction upon the city, do you think the good people of Metropolis are happy to see Superman? They fucking hate that guy.

pet_humility 50F

7/5/2006 5:34 am

To damn funny. True, but funny..

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