The Hero Box
July 20th, 2010

The Hero Box

I’m sorry we made Superman say so many cusses.

I’m sick and Curt’s already livin’ it up in San Diego, so this comic is just going to have to stand on it’s own.

I mean, obviously it makes more sense if you’ve read Superman #701, but that’s about as good as I can do at this point. Maybe Curt will get on here and chime in with his thoughts. (T_T)

So, yeah, obviously the big news is we’re going to be all up in San Diego Comic Con all week/weekend, and we’re going to try to be posting some things here in the blog (what you see when you scroll down past the comic) while we’re there, but we will definitely be tweeting up a storm (just like everyone else) so follow us on Twitter if you like : @curtofranklin & @thechrishaley

If you are going to be there too and want to meet up with us or run into us or attack us or whatever, tweeting at us will probably be the easiest/quickest way to do so. And we are totally into meeting you guys, so feel free to add your name to the list of internet friends and well-wishers we’re already excited about meeting. Oh! And if you have our book and want us to sign it/draw in it, please bring it and we will do so.

I think that’s all I’ve got. See you in San Diego!



  1. MaxtotheMax

    “Just don’t ask me to fucking fly, I swear to god” is how I’m going to end all of my school presentations from now on. And really any conversation.


  2. MaxtotheMax

    Also, feel better Chris!


  3. Jordjevic

    Maybe it was the shirt but for some reason I thought mr. Retard there was Scott Pilgrim.

    I think JMS is just trying to make Superdickery relevant again. I mean, how long ago was it when everyone was like “lol! Check out these old superman comics! what an ass!” He feels bad for those guys and their terrible pop-up ridden webpage so he figured he’d throw ‘em a bone.


  4. DrewT


    I didn’t see it at first, but I’m now re-reading it as Superman talks to Scoot Pilgrim, and it’s awesome.


  5. redwood5

    lol. I agree with Jordjevic.

    Have a great time at Comic Con. And as a Kansan, I apologize in advance for Westboro Basptist Phelps congregation–I hear they’re staging a protest out there.


  6. chrishaley

    Redwood5 – Yeah, but apparently they’re only going to be there for about 45 minutes. The whole thing has just been more of a publicity stunt than a real protest.


  7. chrishaley

    @DrewT – Yes, it’s “Scoot” Pilgrim, less popular cousin of Scott.


  8. thechrishaley's Mom

    Break a leg at ComicCon. TM&TB!


  9. Chad Bowers

    Bravissimo, gentlmen. Unlike Superman, you don’t pull any punches.

    Enjoy SDCC.


  10. martinimanjoe

    curt told me to read that issue…jesus is that what hes doing?…preachin superman…i swear to god why do JMS and Jeph Loeb still get jobs?…someone help me!!!


  11. Catjuggling

    Yeah, I was good with the jumper that he wouldn’t have caught, but that’s okay because he can talk her down because he can…counsel as fast as a speeding bullet? Anyway, that last guy at the end was just pathetic and as much as I’ve liked a lot of JMS’s work, it really reached into the realm Clairmont sits right now. The “You’re an idiot so my characters will talk slowly with small words so you understand everything I want you to” realm.


  12. Markus Seaberry

    Funny comic. Haven’t read #701, but the whole “Walk Across America” thing just seems cheesy.


  13. PeterV

    Fuckin’ brilliant. I guess I can take some solace in the fact that as JMS Superman run gets worse, your strips lampooning it get better.


  14. Lazarus lupin

    Very well done. Good show. It is sharp and concise and funny as hell.

    Lazarus lupin
    Art and review


  15. Tom Foss

    Instead of reading JMS’s Superman run, I think I’ll just read this once a month for the next year. Beautiful catch on the Superman-as-JMS’s-mouthpiece bit, too.


  16. Brandon

    If there is anything you guys want to talk about I know a shrienk who is a good listener.


  17. Nathan

    As a huge JMS fan the crushing dissapointment hurts me more than anything


  18. Cody

    And then Superman stabbed little Timmy in the face with his ridiculously sharp chin.


  19. Jen Vaughn

    Fuck me, I missed this one somehow but it’s three am, I’m full of Cheese Knocker Doritos and laughing my ASS OFF. I love it!


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  21. Deano

    OMG LOL The perfect comic ! JMSucks ! Way to go DC !


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