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Friday, July 14, 2006

Sandman is STILL a dick

Okay, so as we see here, Wes Dodds is a man who, after turning his sidekick into a sand monster and drugging him for years, then lied to everyone and said he'd left town...

Well, as of DC Comics Presents 47, Wes shows that he is *still* a complete asshole:

According to this story, after the poor kid wakes up and wreaks a bit of chaos, Wes has him shipped off to a hospital for a few years. Whereupon, an evil doctor/supervillain calling himself the Shatterer gets control of the woebegotten ward and his stupendous superpowers.

Naturally, the Sandman comes to the rescue and *finally* deigns to cure his pupil's plight:

In what amounts to minutes, he has a cure. *Minutes*.

The kid was in that "Velvet Cage" for decades and spends even more time vulnerable in a hospital while Wes is suffering from so much guilt that he *hypnotizes himself* to forget the whole thing!

As opposed to, I don't know, keeping his promise to help the poor kid! And then finally, finally he cures him in a process that takes all of five minutes.

Wes, you are a dick.


  • At July 14, 2006 8:53 AM, Blogger Chris Sims said…

    I love that first panel. I can just imagine Sand Monster Sandy standing there glaring at Wes with barely-controlled fury.

    "I can cure you! In like two minutes! It all seems so simple now!"

    "... You have got to be kidding, Wes."

  • At July 14, 2006 11:25 AM, Blogger TheMadThinker said…

    I remember reading this story and thinking how easy that was. "Ok, Sandy, we'll undo the effects of this silicon explosion here with a carbon one." Took him that long...

    I'm a huge GA Sandman/Sand fan, too, so this is my favorite comics blog :). Here's hoping for a big role for Sand in the JSA relaunch.

  • At July 14, 2006 11:33 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    chris: I know! That poor kid!

    themadthinker: Glad to please! :-)

  • At July 14, 2006 12:59 PM, Blogger Zaratustra said…

    I'm pretty sure Wes couldn't possibly have thought that up -before- messing with his brain in whatever way he did.

    "A carbon explosion will turn you into a real boy!"

    "Are you sure I'll not turn into a giant diamond or, you know, die?"

    "No! Real boy! Tie yourself to that bomb!"

  • At July 14, 2006 4:30 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    Heheh, that's probably the funniest thing I've read in ages.

  • At July 14, 2006 5:12 PM, Blogger Dr. Flem said…

    I feel a certain need to defend my man, Wes, here. Who hasn't had a problem that they just couldn't solve until they ignore it for a few days... or decades... and then the solution seems so obvious? And, really, who wouldn't rather hypnotise themselves to consciously forget about the problem so they don't spend all their time worrying about it? It all makes perfect sense to me.

    Of course there's the issue of your close friend being locked in a cell while you ponder the dilemma, but still...

  • At July 15, 2006 7:13 AM, Blogger Brandon said…

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  • At July 15, 2006 7:14 AM, Blogger Brandon said…

    I've always thought Sandman's mask made him look constantly suprised, what with the circular eyes and mouth. That last panel made me laugh just enough to choke a little on some coffee.

    Thank you.

  • At July 15, 2006 6:58 PM, Blogger kalinara said…

    dr. flem: Minor inconvenience. Sandy should be grateful that Wes is working on the project at all! :-P

    brandon: You're welcome!


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