a Smeary Soapbox Press webcomic by Dale Martin
The good news is you’re not going to be stranded in time, W-Tusi25. The bad news… well, find out next week!
Posted on March 5, 2013 at 10:22 pm in Home again, home again... | RSS feed
Oh, snap! This is one of those “never leave home without it” times when you don’t KNOW to never leave home without it!!
Well, knowing is half the battle…
A license? Leave it to some bureaucracy to take the fun out of time travel!
Yeah, but it also keeps time travelers from going back and snatching up all the copies of Action Comics #1 for a dime to resell in the future!
… unless that’s what it’s so rare today…
… but if nobody could read it in 1938, how would Superman have gotten popular enough in the first place for it to be valuable in the future?
Oh, time paradox!!
The first copy sold so well (though it wasn’t known at the time that it was mostly to time travelers) there had to be a second issue produced to meet the demand. Everybody heard there was a demand but couldn’t find copies of the first issue, or anybody who had one, so they had to buy lots of issue 2, which meant a high demand and printing of number 3, etc.
Ah ha! I knew there was a logical explanation…
I’m liking the wavy effect of the curved panel borders for the time stream. Helps to indicate the uncertainty of the moment. And where exactly does one apply for a time travel license? Hopefully there’s stricter requirements for one of those than there is for a gun license or a driver’s license today. I wonder if a publisher could go back in time to destroy some of their press run, to artifically create higher prices for a popular comic? Or how about going back in time to catch a Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire or Sammy Sosa home run ball? (Or even better – Babe Ruth or Hank Aaron!) Or how about going back in time to prevent yourself from making a boneheaded mistake? (Joe Q, I’m looking at you and thinking of Brand New Day!) Ah, so many possibilities! Can’t wait to see what will happen to W-Tusi25, but since I don’t have a time machine to get to next Wednesday’s, I’ll just use the slower time travel method of waiting for it to be Wednesday, and see what you come up with.
Glad you’re enjoying the panel shapes for this sequence– I enjoyed breaking out my usual square boxes for it.
Isn’t it fun to think about time travel? I hope if Joe Q uses it to undo past errors he’ll take Dan DiDio with him!
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