Friday, September 18, 2009

Super Homelife

Bizarro is brought to you today by 3 Wishes.

I know it doesn't seem likely that Superman would just be wearing his costume around the house for no reason, but then again, the guy is from outer space, so who knows what he would do?

I like imagining Superman in middle age. Does he get a paunch and start looking like Homer Simpson in a Superman suit? Sure, he's handy as hell when there's a jar to be opened, but as in any marriage, does he eventually get on Lois's nerves? Does she get sick to death of flying through the air tucked under his arm so they can save money on airfare? Does she keep a little piece of kryptonite hidden in her jewelry box to keep him in line when he gets too uppity?

I'm not up on my Superman factoids enough to know if he even ages. I suspect he doesn't, or if he does it is far slower than do humans. So is it like one of those vampire/human marriages (see HBO's Trueblood) where the woman gets old and haggardly and the man always looks like a stud? How's that going to play out? Inevitably, people are going to think he's kissing his mother on the mouth. Eww.

9 comments:

KarylMiller said...

Lois is STILL employable despite her ghastly menopausal wrinkles and the downsizing of newspapeers everywhere? Does the Daily Planet have a huge readership of what?

tomlogic said...

Artist friend Mark Mattioli explores Batman in middle-age. Check out this image:

http://www.markmattioli.com/artworkps.jsp.que.artwork.eq.35578.shtml

La Framéricaine said...

She should have married the vacuum cleaner. It's much more useful. I love vacuum cleaners.

Anonymous said...

Larry Niven's got this topic covered: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_of_Steel,_Woman_of_Kleenex

I. Khider said...

Hello Mr. Piraro,

That's an easy one! Superman obviously does age and looks more like the older Marlon Brando with each passing year. Have you not seen Superman 1 & 2? (From the 70's?).

Great films (when you are a kid).

"Kneel before Zod!"

Hahahaha.

doug nicodemus said...

re was a super girl and even a super dog so they could be a family from space...see third rock

doug nicodemus said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supergirl#Supporting_characters

there was a super horse and a super cat too

are not you breaking copy right by sketching the man of steel?

shouldn't he be the man of iron or lead or even zirchonium

Pearled Duck said...

reminds me of Larry Niven's "Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex" read it if you haven't already, easily found online.

Jodie said...

Funny I was going to suggest the Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex to you too. I guess you've got lots of Sci Fi fans reading your blog. Must be all the aliens in your comics... or Not.