AT4W: Energy and Safety with the Justice League

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Atop the Fourth Wall is a show about bad comic books. Linkara finds the surreal and the stupid and breaks them down page by page. You'll know why they're idiotic and how they can be improved.

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73 Comments on "AT4W: Energy and Safety with the Justice League"

Amesang
Guest

I actually still own a fully working rotary phone (probably older than myself) just in case the power goes out… and, with the snowfall recently, that may just be a possibility. XÞ

Bobby2Hands
Guest

Amesang, you know if the power goes out you can just use a cellphone. (assuming it’s charged)

The Mysterious M
Guest

Yeah. My family and I own a cordless phone for that purpose. Power goes out, but the phone stays on.

Dacilriel
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We still have an old rotary phone too! It works just fine.

APlotdevice
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Having been in numerous blackouts, I can tell you that touch dial phones work just as well. Though a cordless phone will only work if the basestation has a battery backup.

secretsheik
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Linkara one of these days I’ll make you your own PSA comic. 😀

APlotdevice
Guest

Will it involve Frank Miller?

Tom Smith
Guest

“Can your female character be replaced by a sexy lamp? If so then you need to call in a writing adviser right away otherwise she could be shoved into a refrigerator. Only you can prevent bad character development”

“WOW! Thanks guy who reviews lamps”

“My names Linkara dammit.”

KouTheMad
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fund it

angel85
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The only time I remember seeing Oracle in ANY cartoon was from “The Batman” Cartoon. The last episode of that series was a far future episode where an aged Batman was battling Mr. Freeze, and in Barbara’s scene she’s clearly sitting in a wheelchair while operating the Bat Computer. I THINK Commissioner Barbara Gordon from the Batman Beyond cartoon might have been Oracle for some time, it’s never mentioned but they show a character who had a spine replacement surgery suggesting that even if Barbara was paralyzed for a time in her life it could have been fixed by medical… Read more »
SpeedyEric
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I remember that episode of The Batman, too. I thought it was awesome.

RockmanX3
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The most baffling part of this is why Batman is going out IN BROAD DAYLIGHT, to warn kids about loose wires.

Then again, there was The Dark Knight Rises where he fought Bane in daylight….

SpeedyEric
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Do forget that the Adam West TV show also had scenes of Batman walking and driving around in the daylight.

RockmanX3
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Well yeah, you do have a point. Although this is definitely more recent than Adam West Batman.

Then again, it’s a PSA comic.

trlkly
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Yeah, but he wears the purple Batman suit. This is grey suit Batman.

Professor von SCIENCE!!!
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Professor von SCIENCE!!!

And there’s the Batman Brave and the Bold Batman. And JLU Batman. I think. I may be wrong on that second one.

Bloodrealm
Guest

Anyone else notice that Green Lantern’s face morphs into a completely new one every panel?

SpeedyEric
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Sure did. Also, his hair changed from the one he had in the beginning to where the JLA were watching TV.

Malidictus
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In one panel, he looks like he’s bald, sporting a combover hairstyle and a bushy mustache. This is almost as funny an art fail as Nightcat’s dad in that one scene where the lighting made him look like he’s wearing a Nazi uniform and has a Hitler mustache.

Maarons
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Wouldn’t it also be more wasteful of energy to pay a bill online than to use a piece of paper that at least can be recycled into a new piece to repeat the process? Not to mention that any trees that get cut down by Con Ed would either be burned to clear them out (causing smoke), be made into furniture at a factory that has its own waste output, or be processed into that damn environmentally dangerous paper? Meanwhile, your computer is burning off electrons that go to ground after usage and new ones come in after being excited… Read more »
draqonelle
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I am sorry I get way into this question. But recycling that one piece of paper would probably only make one third of a piece of paper. It is a question of exchange. If the aim is to reduce energy consumption then recycling the paper is an inefficient use of that energy. Paper when recycled must be shredded pulped and cleaned with lots of water (Most sources potable and nontoxic so engineers can be involved in the process) In fact water usage and toxic runoff is a byproduct of almost all recycling. So you’d have to operate not only a… Read more »
Maarons
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That was informative and thanks for not being condescending. I actually read your response after just being asked by a coworker who’d found a random blank piece of paper how they make something like that. It’s not just the moments of monitor time but also the internal fans and everything else attached to the power supply, the router, all the power consumption by the ISP of the customer to send an email as well as the company who may have a different ISP to have internet to receive the e*bill, and the computers the company uses to receive them. And… Read more »
Three Degrees of Bacon
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Three Degrees of Bacon

Re: snark about “never assume someone else has already taken care of it!” The bystander effect is a real thing. A person in trouble is less likely to get the help they need if a group of people sees the trouble – each assuming that someone else already took care of it. But sure, maybe you’re just being snarky cuz that’s what you do.

Bloodrealm
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The problem is that “never” qualifier. Sometimes you should leave things alone when it isn’t your business and sometimes you should get involved.

Trixie_is_best
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I know the reason is comics, but how did Batman go from sunny suburbia to winter metro so fast. As far as I can tell, the comic issue never showed that massive of a time gap.

Although I am disappointed that Vapora never made an appearance, that would be awesome if she fought Batman cause an idiot was going to try to warm their house with their oven. I know Vapora is Marvel, but that is no excuse why she cant fight Batman or any other leaguers.

SNOWFLAME!!!

SpeedyEric
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I guess Batman gone from one place to another with the use of the JLA teleporter.

Trixie_is_best
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I did contemplate that, although him being Batman might be more than enough to. From what I can tell, at least it was not Crazy Steve.

Wait, best dumb idea ever. Crazy Steve vs. Vapora in PSA Hell.

Alaster Boneman
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You know I don’t really adgree with linkara that this comic out and out sucks it’s silly and pointless but harmless. Let’s face it we could of got a lot worse.

SpeedyEric
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This is a pretty sucky comic, right? Energy and Safety with the Justice League? That’s it. I’m getting a comic that’s more enviromentally friendly. Sorry, I had to make a Birdemic joke somehow. The cover of this comic kinda reminds me of those on those mini-comics that were in boxes of cerial from either General Mills or Post a year or so ago. 3:52- The only difference of The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart’s name is that he doesn’t spell his name with an “H” like Green Lantern John Stewart. I can never get enough of you playing Batman while wearing… Read more »
Ikrani
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That Batman mask was 100% worth whatever investment you had to make to get it, Linkara.

AthanMortis
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I honestly don’t even think that counted as a comic, but ok.

And just in case nobody else has said it: Congrats on reaching your goal for the AT4W movie, Linkara!!

AstaKask
Guest

Dear God, has Barbara Gordon had a boob job? Those must be DDs at least. What the hell? Is there some mysterious clause that states that all superheroines must have enormous gazongas?

SimmonsTwoPointOh
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Artist interpretation and just because tits are awesome.

Cashloog
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Why do so many of these PSA comics give out so much misinformation (Our poor “endangered” trees for example.)? Is it just to scare kids into caring about the environment? There are plenty of other legitimate environmental issues to be talking about so why things that haven’t been a problem in America for decades? You know when I was a kid I didn’t understand or care about that kind of stuff at all. Also I don’t see a lot adults clambering for the “Environmental PSA” section of his or her local comic shop (But what do I know?). So just… Read more »
happymel
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From the title alone, I knew this would be a winner. LOL.

TragicGuineaPig
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In Batman Beyond, it is hinted that Barbara did get shot. While in her Batgirl uniform, at that. That episode doesn’t elaborate on what happened to her after that, but the show strongly hints that she quit being Batgirl at that time, most likely because she became disabled at that time. She probably recovered later as a result of medical advances.

MidnightScreeningsman2014
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MidnightScreeningsman2014

Don’t go and play with down power lines linkara it will hurt you.great review and you really should just watch the super bowl instead of playing with power lines. Why did they make this comic anyway it’s pointless and we get it allready.

Wexter
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I don’t see a comma splice at 4:30. Is that a comma after the word “limitless”?

Ericho
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I don’t know that about the Daily Show. Looks like people here don’t either. I’m kind of disappointed. I was wondering what was with the Rifftrax credit at the end. There really was a clip afterwards! It’s been awhile since you’ve done that.

The Mysterious M
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I’m curious about the John Stewart thing now too

captainswift
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Lecturing children randomly about safety is actually the job of G.I. Joe. Half the battle is fighting Cobra, and the other half is dumb kids.

turboeli
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Linkara, I work as a grammar and language teacher. I know it irks you, but the whole comma splice thing is not that big a deal. In terms of language sins, this is the least bothersome you’ve ever castigated.

Also, orthography is not exactly the same thing as literacy.

Save this gag for when times truly need it. (Like a Liefeld comic. We’re due for one soon, right?)

turboeli
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Derp.

lobsterzoidberg
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If it wasn’t for these helpful safety tips, I may have been killed in a variety of horrible ways.

Thanks, Justice League!

Malidictus
Guest

Wow… This comic has the first appearance of the anime “side mouth” outside of Japanese media that I’ve ever seen, at least. Wonder Woman is sporting a mouth on the side of her head in several scenes. Frankly, I’m surprised Linkara didn’t pick on the ugly artwork shortcuts in a bunch of the scenes. Those are a lot worse and more distracting than the gradient sky.

cdrood
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So the guy with a ring full of energy beamed from a planet light years away that is essentially unlimited so long as he charges it regularly is lecturing people to turn of light bulbs? I think the message of the PSA kind of gets lost with superheroes doing it. We’re supposed to believe their headquarters is tied to the grid and doesn’t contain redundant self contained power supplies based on alien technology?

Steve the Pocket
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“So I’m getting mixed messages. Do we wanna set children on fire or not?” – Linkara, 2015 Also, speaking of woefully outdated advice, I don’t think modern natural-gas ovens put out carbon monoxide. Way back in the ’40s day, ovens ran on coal gas, which contained enough carbon monoxide that sticking your head in a non-running oven was a common method of suicide. Methane gas has the cleanest emissions of any fossil fuel, which is exactly why it’s safe enough for indoor appliances and furnaces to still run on it. If it weren’t for natural gas, we’d have probably all… Read more »
draqonelle
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The only way to recycle paper that is any use is using both sides of the sheet. And the government forces paper mills to used recycle paper. At least 30-40%. In the 80s after a few garbage strikes in New York there was a national outcry for this sort of thing, so companies made the logo to show people the care, when they were just doing what the government told them to do. So saying that their paper in now recycled, that would be like saying pencils now with carbon. Or a car now with four wheels. They should at… Read more »
iamnotincompliance
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Is my colorblindness striking again, or was Green Lantern trimming trees using YELLOW scissors?

Finally, we have a story! Sinestro’s infiltrated the Justice League! He isn’t doing anything yet, but give it time!

CyborgPrince
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I remember learning electricity safety in grade 6. Those kids should have left that live wire by hopping with their feet together because the electricity disperses at different voltages the further it goes along the ground. If you be careful you’ll become an unwilling conductor. I used to really believe in recycling until I learned that it might cause just as much pollution. Melting down plastic releases toxic fumes in the air and recycling paper requires soaking it in water, thus using up precious water resources. Recycling metal still seems to have no negatives though. Putting superheroes in a PSA… Read more »
MountCDOSgamer
Guest

You missed an opportunity for a Thunderdome joke when you mentioned the depletion of energy would result in a post-apocalyptic world considering the fact that a major part of the back-story of the world of Mad Max is the depletion of oil.

Also, it would be just fine with me if comics went back to newsprint paper. Fables is printed on a cheaper form of paper, and the artwork looks just fine.

Anno Nimus
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This reminds me of nothing so much as the short PSAs that came at the end of the old GI Joe cartoon. This comic is basically a collection of those, but with Justice League characters.

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