Thursday, October 21, 2010

Take a bite out of corrupt government

It's time for the next Legion of Super-Heroes election! So you should head into the polling booth on your local planet and press the button for the Legion leader of your choice!

But wait...I can't find the Legionnaire I want to vote for? Where, oh where, is the button to vote for Matter-Eater Lad???

Now don't tell me that our famous Bismollian isn't made of presidential material...after all, did Brainiac-5 ever discover the secret site of one of the 20th century's most hidden locations...the Batcave??? A: He did not...but Tenzil Kem, Matter-Eater Lad—the only Legionnaire who can eat through everything—did!:

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Also, he's the only one of the Legionnaires who has any political experience. Remember, you can trust him...he's a senator!

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The people love him!

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Plus, Matter-Eater Lad has many other admirable qualities as well! He's the only one who remembers that late great hero of the universe, Hate Face, and his special skills!

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Also, he's a lawyer! Can Ultra Boy say that? Can Blok say that? Can XS say that? Well, yes, she can...very very fast.

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Why wouldn't ever fanboy/girl/giant flying space whale wanna vote for him? After all, he's as familiar with the history and heroes of the DC Universe as your common-or-garden webforum commenter!

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He's even done what every great superhero has done...he died and came back to life!

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Did I mention he can eat through anything?

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Is there any other incentive you get for writing in Matter-Eater Lad's name on the ballot? Why yes!

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So join the only political party that fills your heart as well as your stomach, and vote for Matter-Eater Lad for Legion Leader, 3011!

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Remember: a vote for Tenzil Kem is a vote for Matter-Eater Lad.

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2 comments:

JdR said...

Fill it to the brim with KEM!

jheaton said...

That panel of Tenzil throwing a pie in Brek's face remains one of the funniest comic book panels ever published. The editor's note is what makes it such a brilliant joke, I think.