“After a long day working two jobs, Superman’s duties never seem to end when Krypto decides that this must be the place.”
My Damn Channels is hosting a hilarious superhero parody web series called Save the Supers, the first three episodes of which are strung together here for your viewing pleasure.
After the jump:
- Episode #1 – “The Super Force vs. The Bottom Line”
- Episode #2 – “The Super Force vs. Downsizing”
- Episode #3 – “The Super Force vs. Cat-Astrophe”
[Matthew Sanborn Smith is a writer whose work has appeared at Chiaroscuro, Everyday Weirdness and the StarShipSofa podcast. He podcasts at Beware the Hairy Mango.]
Here’s what happens when you take E.E. Doc Smith, superhero comics and seven different kinds of speed and you smoosh ‘em all together:
It’s DC Comics’ latest foray into smashing four-color space opera. (But what with computers and all today, they’re probably up to eight-color.) On one side, a classic revamped Justice League of America villain has built himself an empire spanning nine galaxies and you and I are sitting on the future site of number ten. His armies are endless, unquestioningly loyal and his elite troops have powers far beyond those of the Average Joe and Josephine.
Protecting us from a fate worse than himself is Vril Dox, the Milky Way’s biggest jerkwad and a twelfth level intelligence thanks to his dad, Superman foe, Brainiac. (Author’s note: I first typed Braniac, who I think is a super-villain who wreaks havoc while promoting regular bowel movements.) Vril would sell his grandmother for an ice cream cone and many of his followers would gladly kill him if only he wasn’t keeping worse things at bay.