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26 December 2011 @ 09:25 pm
Your Obedient Serpent flew his mother and stepfather up for the holidays. They're currently staying with his sister.

A very pleasant holiday was had, and festive viruses passed around. Yes, I've caught my mother's cold, and it's settling in very nicely, thank you.

Hopefully, it will have run its course ere week's end and the parental return to desert climes; at some as-yet-unspecified time, the clan is going on a cruise out the Golden Gate to the Farallons. 90 minutes at sea in December isn't much by Coast Guard standards, but it's been many a decade since I could lay claim to that banner.

Yule is passed, however, and today is known in some demesnes as "Boxing Day", so I should wish you all tidings appropriate to the occasion:

Pakapaka on December 27th, 2011 07:10 am (UTC)
Oh neat, I know about that only thanks to the Neal Adams sketchbook!
Your Obedient Serpent: hoard potatoathelind on December 27th, 2011 03:58 pm (UTC)
DC finally republished it last year, in two different hardbound editions.

I still consider it one of the top five Superman stories ever.
McGuffinhitchkitty on December 28th, 2011 01:42 pm (UTC)
Okay i'll bite:
What are your other four?
Your Obedient Serpent: hoard potatoathelind on December 28th, 2011 06:05 pm (UTC)
... you had to go putting me on the spot for specifics!

This list is in no particular order, and some entries may change over time, but just as a stab:

  1. Superman vs. Muhammad Ali, by Denny O'Neil and Neal Adams.
  2. All-Star Superman, by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely.
  3. Superman: Last Son of Krypton, by Elliot S! Maggin. (Novel.)
  4. "For The Man Who Has Everything", by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.
  5. "The K-Metal from Krypton!", by Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel.
The Mystery of the Supranational Rabbit: Laid-back lopporsupah on December 27th, 2011 10:17 am (UTC)
Traditionally, of course, one of the fighters would be the reigning monarch, who would naturally emerge victorious, thereby reaffirming the legitimacy of their reign.

You know, I've still never seen/visited the Farallons. Though, a quick check suggests access is highly restricted now, with ferries only going in the vicinity, not landing - quite a pity, as it'd seem to offer some excellent photographic possibilities.
one in a billionsiege on December 27th, 2011 01:55 pm (UTC)
Luthor and Batman arranged that fight, didn't they? And is that Clark's editor in the background, or Spider-Man's?
Moral Explorernotthebuddha on December 28th, 2011 03:32 am (UTC)
A random lazy cat: Stormtrooperstwentythoughts on December 27th, 2011 03:00 pm (UTC)
Earlier this year, I bought that comic in Norwegian. It's stupidlarious.
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Your Obedient Serpent: coyote durp durp durpathelind on December 27th, 2011 08:48 pm (UTC)
That's because people have forgotten the true meaning of the holiday!
Zrath-Smiley: Supermanzrath on December 27th, 2011 09:00 pm (UTC)

Nom de dieu!
I remember that cover from when it was NEW!! And in French.
Is that Sonny Bono and Jimmy Carter to the right of Batman?