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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

How it works!

How's this for neat!

The inner workings of the wirepoon gun!

It makes perfect sense now! Thank you World's Finest #7!


  • At June 28, 2006 7:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I wonder...could this work in real life?

  • At June 28, 2006 8:01 AM, Blogger Brett said…

    Anonymous: Saftey tip - No, it would not. Do not try this at home.

  • At June 28, 2006 9:34 AM, Anonymous jayunderscorezero said…

    The question is, why did they feel the need to explain that piece of tech in particular? Was this all the rage back whenever this was published? Did that month's issue of Batman feature detailed explainations of all of his various gadgets on every other panel?

    Seriously though, how weird is it that they felt they absolutely needed to explain away that one piece of tech in particular?

  • At June 28, 2006 11:26 AM, Blogger The Dane said…

    Oh I don't know. If old DC was like old Marvel, probably every tech doodad got similar treatment. I don't know if you've ever taken a look at those old Marvel Universe encyclopedias they put out in the late '80s, but they were chock-full of panels similar to this wirepoon treatment.

    Really, the funny thing is that there is something called the wirepoon.

  • At June 28, 2006 12:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Maybe Mythbusters could look into this...

  • At June 28, 2006 1:53 PM, Blogger Zaratustra said…

    There's an issue with the 100 secrets of Batman's silken cord, or some other number.

  • At June 28, 2006 2:44 PM, Blogger Centurion said…

    Looks like Nerf had a hand at building this...

  • At June 28, 2006 4:02 PM, Blogger Chris said…

    "Fine but tough" is a lovely combination of adjectives.

  • At June 28, 2006 4:38 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    anon: I hope not. :-)

    brett: I concur.

    jay: I think it was just for this special. I've never seen it explained anywhere else in the kirby/simon run. Though admittedly, I'm missing a lot of issues.

    the dane: The real funny thing is that "wirepoon" still sounds dumb.

    anon: Could be a spinoff about comic book science!

    zaratustra: Batman's gadgets get explained a lot don't they? My friend had something that explained batarangs.

    centurion: Might be their inspiration.

    chris: It's so evocative.

  • At June 28, 2006 8:51 PM, Blogger Jake said…

    Must... resist urge to... make... "poon" joke... ARGH!


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