Superman II: The Quest For an Unlocked iPhone

What is up with the tardiness? The last several days I’ve been hard at work on the Super Secret Project(TM). Enough with the waiting, here it is: Apple Insider Comics. A.I. approached me about doing a comic series for them after reading my iPhone Rebate comic. Have a look and drop me a line with your feedback. This should be fun.

I hope you enjoyed today’s comic. This one is a thinker. What does Steve Jobs or the iPhone have to do with Superman II? It’s a riddle. I’ll give you a clue. The answer is hidden somewhere in the comic. Here’s another clue. They don’t have anything to do with each other and the comic doesnt make any sense. In actuality, I was talking to Mikey about Terrance Stamp last weekend and as I drifted off instead of listening to him, I came up with this comic.


I wonder what Steve’s name is in this one. Steve-El? Jor-Obs? I guess the silken thread connecting all these unrelated concepts was that Steve said, “Go ahead! h4X0rz the shit out of the iPhone!” Then, later, he redacted that statement with, “OH NOZ! Do not h4X0rZ teh iPwn3!!! They R tryz 2 steal mah buckit!!!”

Seriously, I’m just putting LOLCATS references in everything I do from now on.

“Mr. Watson, the charges against you are very serious. How do you plead?”

“Your Honor, Teh gluvs do not fit! I CAN HAZ AQUIT?”

That’s exactly how I am rolling from now on.

I will conclude with this brief tale of woe. I call it, “The Worst Illegal File Sharing Scenario Ever.”

I was working on this comic and realized I needed to see the opening scene of Superman II to get the look right. I IM’d Josh and he had it, but only on HD-DVD. So my brilliant idea is to have us both open iChat and have him point his Macbook Pro at the screen. Admittedly, that is a retarded idea but it gets worse. Josh’s new apartment doesn’t have internet yet, so he is leeching WiFi from his neighbor’s signal… which only works in his bathroom. He’s been interneting on the toilet for a week. So he tried to record it with iMovie and email it to me, but iMovie freaked out. Then he pulls out his point and shoot camera and records the first 5 minutes of Superman II to SD card and transfers the AVI to me over IM. Then we invented the vulcanization process making the wide spread use of rubber possible and practical! Seriously, this was dark ages shit we were attempting. I’m surprised there wasn’t a Dictaphone involved.

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  1. For some reason, despite the fact that it makes no sense at all, I laughed at the “Holla at ya boy!” Holla! Holla!

  2. Is Josh in shoulder pads?

    Zod weareth no shoulder pads. I’m calling Terrance Stamp! This is an outrage.

    (Also, best comic yet.)

  3. @Anable
    Holla back!

    Thanks! and I don’t know who Terrance Stamp is, or what you’re talking about, but Josh is always wearing shoulder pads.

  4. Whoa. You did a superman 2 comic and don’t know who Terrance Stamp is?

    Yeah, he played Zod, as in “kneel before,”

    Was that your nerd cred walking away?

  5. @Mikey

    Whoa. Check the post. I know who Terrance Stamp is. He was also Chancellor Velorum in Phantonm Menace. As in, “Oh God, why are we watching Phantom Menace?”

    You couldnt SEE the sarcasm in my font?

  6. You’re citing Superman II while designing the cartoon to the trial sequence in Superman: The Movie?

    Also, where’s the perpetually-spinning restrictive rings of doom that were all that Kryptonian authorities needed to constrain sociopathic criminals on trial?

    At least I know you’re aware of the evil super-trio from having made mention of Zod, Ursa and Non in the comments to a previous cartoon.

    Kudos on the lolcats reference, though.

  7. @ Sean
    Maybe Im missing something, but the trial IS the opening scene of Superman 2. Zod isnt in Superman The Movie. Right?

    About the spinning, super shackles. I felt so bad for leaving them out that I just went back and added them back in. Thanks for spotting the omission.

  8. “I CAN HAZ AQUIT?” I loled.

    I didn’t get the last panel at first – I was like, “Are they in the phone now? Why are they all in the phone?” I eventually figured it out.

    I concur with Anable – the “Holla!” sequence was well done.

  9. The trial scene is the opening of Superman I.

    Yes, you see Zod and the other two at the start. Superman I starts on Krypton with the trial, so that you can be introduced to Jor-El. The opening of Superman II is a cut-down version of the original scene.

    Yes, they were always going to be doing 2 of them…and shot them at the same time, for the most part.

  10. Hey, I may be going about this all wrong, but I can’t find an easy link on AI for the comics…help!!

    btw Joel, I love the comic and am slowly reading through the older ones on slow days at work 🙂

  11. Отличная статья, кстати автору хочу предложить установить от яндекс.денег полезную фишку на сайт “Дай рубль”. Я бы дал, так сказать на поддержание. 😉

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