Watching the Metropolis TV news has got to be one freaky experience.

§ July 7th, 2010 § Filed under Uncategorized § 6 Comments

from Superman #250 (April 1972) by Cary Bates, Curt Swan & Murphy Anderson

I mean, seriously, how do you segue from your top story, Terra Man, to a story about a small brush fire in Queensland Park?

A while back I noted that televised news in the Marvel Universe must be like having professional wrestling on the air all the time, but, you know, at least that’s safely predictable. I think I’d be more comfortable watching Marvel News and seeing “Sub-Mariner and Dr. Doom have teamed up to fight the Fantastic Four,” which is something I could deal with, versus never knowing what new horror awaited me whenever I’d turn on DC News: “Top story tonight: Superman’s giant ant head…the world’s leaders react!” “The Dow dropped 300 points after today’s appearance of the Zebra Batman.”

I don’t know how much of that I’d be able to take.

I suspect the daily news would be easier to handle in print form.

6 Responses to “Watching the Metropolis TV news has got to be one freaky experience.”

  • Given the inflation rate in 1972 millions of dollars in new bills turning blank would be good news.

  • Rich Handley says:

    Mike, that was freakin’ hilarious!

  • ExistentialMan says:

    I love it when news anchors make direct eye contact and point at the background graphics during the newscast. It adds that extra touch of realism that so many of today’s news programs are missing.

  • googum says:

    Actually, watching the news anchor panic and run away upon being handed a breaking story…that might get old after a while. Or Lois Lane pleading into the camera for Superman to save earth and/or make an honest woman of her.

  • philip says:

    I do believe Mr. TV News Anchor (who looks remarkably like John Davidson in the “That’s Incredible” era) is wearing a blazer with a chest patch that reads “TV.” I would wear that jacket.

  • PopeImpiousXXIII says:

    I’ve slowly (very slowly) been looking through my post-Crisis/pre-New Earth comics and looking for items that would have been in the news.. You know, alien invasions, cities nuked, millennium giants, 1/12 of the population of the planet falling into a coma.. that kind of thing. I’m pretty sure that people in the post-Crisis universe sleep with one eye open.