Shut Up, Star Boy!

I don't know why this isn't a popular meme yet, but have you ever read Star Boy's dialog in the 80s? (Maybe across all eras?) Credit where credit is due dept.: My Twitter friend Greg A @garaujo, who tweets some fun comic book stuff daily - check him out - recently (Sept 4th 2017) told Star Boy to shut up a number of times in the context of various panels he posted. THEN I read a story in which Star Boy features and, lo and behold, that's all I wanted to tell Star Boy myself. And by "tell", I mean "scream at".

So let's play a round of "Shut up, Star Boy" using exhibit A: The New Adventures of Superboy #50 (featured in yesterday's Dial H article, natch!)
Shut up, Star Boy! None of you even WEAR capes!

But it gets worse, as Star Boy plays the Ugly 30th-Centurian AND the team's cabbage head:
Not important! Shut up and move on!
SHUT. UP. Will you be doing this for every irrelevant 20th-Century thing Superboy mentions?!
Way to jinx it. Well, at least he's quiet now.


Anonymous said...

Oh well, at least they were trying to give the Legionnaires different personalities; that was kind of new for DC at that point. Brainiac 5 was smart, the guys were guys, and the girls were girls; that was how things had gone for a long time.

But there's no character who needs to shut up more than Defensor. Who's Defensor, you ask? Here:

Green Luthor said...

Hey, Star Boy USED to wear a cape, at least. He just got confused as to which outfit he put on that morning.

(It's always been somewhat odd that people use "cape" as a synonym for "superhero", especially in the comics themselves, when so few superheroes (especially ones from the Silver Age on) don't - and have never - worn capes.)

JeffJedi said...

Star Bearded-boy

Pupuk Bawang Merah said...

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