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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorendiac View Post
    Yep, that's from the JLI story I mentioned! Ted knew he looked painfully ridiculous that way, so he changed into the baggiest sweatclothes he could find before heading over to the gym . .

    Looking at it to refresh my memory, I have to admit it wasn't exactly as if he had a "spare tire." My mistake. More like a bulging belly as if he were pregnant or something . . .
    Um... Those pictures are of Nite Owl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorendiac View Post
    Yep, that's from the JLI story I mentioned! Ted knew he looked painfully ridiculous that way, so he changed into the baggiest sweatclothes he could find before heading over to the gym . .

    Looking at it to refresh my memory, I have to admit it wasn't exactly as if he had a "spare tire." My mistake. More like a bulging belly as if he were pregnant or something . . .
    So knowing Nite Owl is the analog of Blue Beetle, who did the out of shape thing first though, Blue Beetle or Nite Owl?

    Quote Originally Posted by KurtW95 View Post
    Um... Those pictures are of Nite Owl.
    No the first one is Ted Kord Blue Beetle out of shape as he pointed out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guicho View Post
    So knowing Nite Owl is the analog of Blue Beetle, who did the out of shape thing first though, Blue Beetle or Nite Owl?
    Nite Owl did it first -- although in his defense, he'd been "retired" from the costumed lifestyle for what, 8 years at that point? And he must've been in his mid-40s by 1985. When he finally felt the unexpected need to (briefly) wear the costume again, there wasn't time to go through a few months of intensive exercise first, and it wasn't like he planned to keep running around in that costume on a regular basis after the current investigation of a mysterious mask-killer was over and done with . . .

    Quote Originally Posted by Guicho View Post
    No the first one is Ted Kord Blue Beetle out of shape as he pointed out.
    Yeah, I was simply ignoring the little picture of Dan/Nite Owl in favor of quickly confirming, for the benefit of anyone in this thread who was wondering, that you were showing a picture from the same Giffen/DeMatteis JLI story that I'd earlier summarized!

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    Speaking as a formerly obese guy, I don't like how comics usually portrays them as food obsessed, naive or dumb people.

    Fortunately, the main character of Dial H seems like a pretty likable guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rakzo View Post
    Speaking as a formerly obese guy, I don't like how comics usually portrays them as food obsessed, naive or dumb people.
    Also end up with hot girlfriends (that can split into multiples)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rakzo View Post
    Speaking as a formerly obese guy, I don't like how comics usually portrays them as food obsessed, naive or dumb people.

    Fortunately, the main character of Dial H seems like a pretty likable guy.
    Funny I didn't find him likable in the least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jadenewt View Post
    Funny I didn't find him likable in the least.
    Why not?. Although the guy was having a depressed period, he genuinely seems to want to get better and help others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rakzo View Post
    Why not?. Although the guy was having a depressed period, he genuinely seems to want to get better and help others.
    Help others yes but he seems to take no interest in helping himself. I found him rather sad and depressing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Adventurer View Post
    Also end up with hot girlfriends (that can split into multiples)

    Huh, I did'nt know about that, that's one damn lucky guy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jadenewt View Post
    Help others yes but he seems to take no interest in helping himself. I found him rather sad and depressing.
    I'm sure that he will get better with time, I doubt that Meville is going to make him stay depressed forever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doordoor123 View Post
    His face is fat, but his body is actually slim, so no, he's not really fat. Nice try though.
    Is still fat because Alex Ross drawn it.

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    Do you know of any "fat" super heroes in DC? I can't seem to think of any off the top of my head. Why aren't there many overweight super heroes? Can only fit people get powers and want to save the day? glennsim made a point, "why do we never see a fat Green Lantern? Or is it possible we have, but they were aliens and we didn't know they were fat? But really, what is it about flying around using a magic ring that would burn any calories? In fact, otherwise-healthy people should probably put on a little weight spending all that time flying weightlessly in space."
    Can't other people get powers and not have to be fit?
    It doesn't make much sense for a superhero to be out of shape. Especially since it's not healthy to be overweight. Now someone like BOUNCING BOY draws his powers from his size, so it makes sense.

    Secondly, and more importantly, superheroes are wish-fulfillment. I don't want to read about Batman at the McDonalds drive thru.
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    Anyone else think Coop, Megas, and the gang would fit right into the Nu52?


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    Quote Originally Posted by The Adventurer View Post
    Anyone else think Coop, Megas, and the gang would fit right into the Nu52?

    I'm generally all for anything that involves adding giant robots to a superhero universe.

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    Huh, I did'nt know about that, that's one damn lucky guy.
    Not only did Chuck get a hot girlfriend, in the Legion cartoon he got to be leader of the Legion. I have to say, it ain't bad being the fat guy in the 31st century.
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    And Then there is.



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