Retro Superheroes Waterskiing

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July 13, 2011

Meanwhile, the Joker killed 500 people.

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The X-Men Computer Is Bad at Geography

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July 12, 2011

"Says here Mr. Sinister is hiding in the District of Columbia. Quickly, to South America!"

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Batgirl Cosplay

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July 11, 2011

Attendance has gone way up since this convention center hired Batman, Inc. to provide security.

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Lil' Captain America

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July 05, 2011

There's no age limit on socking Hitler in the jaw.

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Batman Starry Night Tattoo

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July 05, 2011

Post-impressionists are a superstitious, cowardly lot.

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Green Lantern Cake

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June 17, 2011

Step 1) In brightest day… in blackest night… you need eggs, butter, flour, & sugar (white).

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Batman's Phone Wallpaper

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June 15, 2011

Oh look, Batman forgot his phone. And everything that makes him cool.

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Chinese Man Goes to Work in Full Iron Man Costume

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June 15, 2011

You dress for the job you want.

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Adorable Artemis Cosplay

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June 15, 2011

"She shot me in the leg! She shot me in the- awww, who can stay mad at her?"

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Article The Dorklyst: 8 Comic Book Origins More Tragic Than Batman's

By Staff / June 14, 2011

Batman had it rough. As a boy, he was forced to watch as his parents were gunned down in front of him. It's the event that inspired his one-man war on crime, and the most famous tragedy in comics. But let's be honest, now. He still had a billion dollar trust fund, a giant mansion, the heirship to a giant international corporation, and the coolest butler ever. That's way more than some of the other guys got. Here are eight comic book characters who had it worse than the Caped Crusader.

8. Spider-Man

The tragic death of a loved one is usually part and parcel of the whole superhero package. It takes a special brand of luck to also be the one responsible for their death. For that you'd have to be the hero who's been wedgied by fate more often than any other: Spider-Man.

After gaining his spider powers, Peter Parker made the (totally reasonable) decision to make a little money off of them. Later, when he had the chance to stop a burglar, he made the (again, totally reasonable) decision not to get involved. He had a successful entertaining gig by now, and didn't need to risk that by tangling with some criminal.

Unfortunately, sensible decisions have no place in comic books, as that same burglar then turned around and shot his beloved Uncle Ben dead. You know, the one who taught Peter "with great power comes great responsibility," the catchphrase that would cement Spider-Man as the universe's whipping boy for the rest of his life.

7. The Runaways

Missing your dead parents is one thing, but learning your parents are part of an evil coalition bent on destroying the earth is quite another. For the characters of Marvel's Runaways, this revelation leads to the formation of an unlikely superhero team with more variety and teen angst than the freshman locker room at Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters.

The children of "The Pride" (an occult group of villains comprised of time travellers, mad scientists, mutant telepaths, crime lords and, of course, wizards) are burdened not with the death of loved ones, but with witnessing their parents sacrificing a young girl as part of a dark ritual. Most tragic origins fuel a sense of vengeance in their protagonists, but Runaways, however, derives its tragedy from an odd mixture of teen rebellion and hard-to-answer questions of morality and loyalty. It does involve a telepathic dinosaur, however, which is pretty much the opposite of tragic.

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