Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Calculations

I am sick to death of the Calculator. It's true that Noah and I go back a long way. We were in the Society together and I used to look down on him when he still wore those ridiculous outfit.

Noah is undoubtedly clever. He's nowhere near the "genius" he's billed at but he's a smart guy. He knows his way around computers and whatnot. But no one who relies on computers can ever really be that much of a threat. After all, a simple electromagnetic pulse and his precious hard drives are only so much metal and plastic.

This being true, why is he showing up in so many comics? In the past few months Noah has been a featured villain in Red Robin, Teen Titans, Batgirl, and Birds of Prey. I think we can all agree that that is more than a little excessive.

There are a great many more interesting villains -- with better senses of fashion -- that wait on the sidelines for a chance to shine even against lesser super-teams. I also worry that Noah is beginning to believe his own hype. He's starting to think that he really is this genius master manipulator.

It won't work. You can't fool me Noah. To me you'll always be the geek with the LCD on his forehead that got beat up by Ralph Dibny.

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2 Comments:

At 11:41 AM, OpenID Renophaston said...

It's like you're reading my mind. Which... you can't do that, right? But yeah, he really seems to be setting himself up for a rude awakening in the near future.

 
At 9:04 PM, Blogger Scipio said...

Simple answer, Doctor:
Because the people writing comics now were READING them when the Calculator was introducing, and was blindingly popular.

 

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