April 20, 2021

XKCD Web Comic #1012: Wrong Superhero (described)

A webcomic of romance,
sarcasm, math, and language.











Scene: A giant praying mantis, along with many smaller ones, is attacking several stick figures. One stick figure dangles upside down from the mantis’s claw, while two more stick figures face the mantis, their backs against a desk with a microscope and a beaker on top. One of the two figures has a ponytail, is wearing safety glasses, and wields a baseball bat while the other fires a gun at the mantis. Another stick figure is on the other side of the desk, hiding beneath it. The caped figure, Etymology-Man from the previous comic, is standing at the far right of the panel, facing the chaos and talking to the hiding figure.

Etymology-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…

Hover 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!


Warning: This comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors).

Comic by xkcd.com. Described by BlindGadget under the Creative Commons license.

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