1012: Wrong Superhero
Title text: Hi! Someone call for me? I'm a superhero who specializes in the study of God's creation of Man in the Book of Genesi-- HOLY SHIT A GIANT BUG!
In this comic, the super hero from just two comics ago, Etymology-Man, returns. And just like that comic, Etymology-Man is explaining the origination of words instead of actually helping. Etymology is the study of the history of words, their origins, and how their form and meaning have changed over time.
Who they want is Entomology-Man because they are fighting a giant praying mantis and an army of little praying mantises. Honestly, those "little" praying mantises still look huge compared to the typical size of mantises. Entomology is the study of insects. Considering Etymology-Man, I'm not sure if Entomology-Man would fight the mantis or study it.
In the title text, we find out instead of getting Entomology-Man, they accidentally call a superhero of Etiology. Etiology is the study of causation, or origination. Thus, Etiology-Man would be a superhero studying the origination of man in Genesis. Looking at that definition, it is no surprise that the Etiology superhero is over-matched with the giant praying mantis.
- [A giant praying mantis and its legion of regular-sized praying mantises attacks a team of scientists. Two of them fight back, with a gun and a baseball bat respectively, while a third is in the mantis' clutches, held aloft by his foot, his goggles falling off his face. Bullets whiz by the giant mantis' head, and a fourth scientist hides behind a desk, on which rests a microscope and an Erlenmeyer flask. A man in a cape approaches the hiding scientist.]
- Caped man: Ah, no — you wanted ENTOmology-Man, spelled with an "N." See, it's from the Greek entomon, meaning "insect," which is itself the neuter form of entomos, meaning "segmented" or...
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