Thursday, January 02, 2014

Time Stretch Globe!

Maybe this is what we need Ellis; or maybe not.  It would be good for dealing with tight deadlines, but wouldn't you emerge slightly older than your friends who didn't use the globe?  If you used it too much you would be an old man while your friends were still in college. 

And you still wouldn't get any more total work done in your life, you'd just get it done sooner and die sooner.  Unless it actually stretched your personal life span as well. In that case Krypton should have encased their entire planet in one giant time stretch globe!

I guess if you stood outside the globe and watched Jor-El, he would seem to be moving at ten times normal speed.

This is why Silver Age comics were good for kids.  They really stretched your mind.


MrGoodson2 said...

Be a bad place to bring fruit.
There was some story by a famous excuse for not knowing. To the internet and look up Albert Finney movies.
The Green Man.
Kingsley Amis was the author of part of it. Not too terribly famous I guess.
Finney had a "no time" room that was at the heart of the hauntings of this Inn. I'd like to see it again. That's all I remember and I may be getting that part wrong.

more research reveals what I remember right. Nothing...

Maurice Allington, the alcoholic, sexually promiscuous, and unappealing lead character owns a country inn called "The Green Man." He frightens and regales his guests, when he's not trying to seduce them, with tales of ghosts ans spirits haunting his hotel. The fun begins when he and they realize the haunts are real and malevolent. At times sexual farce, at others, ghostly thriller, this movie is aptly called a "ghost story for adults".

from Wikipedia

That afternoon, having left the scene of the failed orgy, Maurice finds himself in a strange time warp, as it were, in which all molecular motion outside his drawing room ceases. He finds himself in the presence of a young, suave man who it comes to be understood is God himself.

MrGoodson2 said...

And, if you read them all the way through, you learned of the "no time" chamber that Duncan Idaho used to brake free of Leto's family.

Silver age comics did stretch minds. Lots of science fiction ideas that were in the adult literature, being given Juvenile translation by reader/writers of comic books.

MrGoodson2 said...

Break free of Leto's family. Yeesh.

MrGoodson2 said...

Think of a mechanic where you move quicker and get younger. Have to take emergency measures to keep from turning into a zygote.
Having problems with being a serious super hero as you turn into a young punk.

Davis Chino said...

This is great. As an adult, I am partial to the kid-targeted comics myself (tho' most of the time I'm pretty underwhelmed by what I find)--but as a kid, I always wanted the more "serious" stuff!

Not nec'ly "dark" either--I remember getting a copy of a Neal Adams (? or Neal dams-style) Batman from around '76-'77...? Detective Comics, maybe? With a story that begins with Batman in the Batcave, talking into his reel-to-reel, recording the facts of an (unsolved?) case where someone (the criminal?) died. And Batman felt guilty about the death. Very downbeat and serious. Looking back, it sounds great--but man, it was dour. I was used to the Avengers during this period--great colorful action with intra-team angst. Cap vs. Shellhead. Wonderman and Beast. Vision and Scarlet Witch. Black Panther. Yellow Jacket and The Wasp. And sometimes Thor.

Good stuff!