[LNH] The Continuing Misadventuers of Miss Translation #13

phippsmartin at hotmail.com phippsmartin at hotmail.com
Tue Jan 25 20:15:35 PST 2005

Jamie Rosen wrote:
> Other than that, the biggest influence on the 'secret origin' of
> Negative Manny was, obviously, the origin of Negative Man over in DC,
> all the way down to the same last name. And Manny's powers make at
> least as much sense as Larry Trainer's do with an origin like that. I
> mean, what the heck is 'negative energy' anyway? A bad case of mono?
> did always love DP, and the Negative Man's look (and, less so,
> Woman's) has always struck me as pretty cool in a low-key sort of

It's too bad that Negative Man's powers weren't clearly defined.  Maybe
Negative Man's powers _were_ to be in a bad mood all the time so, you
villains out there, DON'T PISS HIM OFF!  Oops.  Too late.

You've never flown on an airplane.  I've never read more than one issue
of Doom Patrol.  And that was a Byrne issue with a lot of splash pages.
So I really don't know who the characters were, let alone how their
powers worked.

On the other hand, I think most of us have heard of Area 51.  Just a
piece of advice though: don't expect your readers to be capable of
"complex" mathematics (ie 102/2=51) in order to get a joke.  Seriously,
I've met people who couldn't do baisc subtraction, let alone division.

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