Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling for May 10, 2013
Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling GOD-MAN'S FAN CLUB GOD-MAN HATERS NOT ALLOWED! Boy #1: What are you doing? Boy #2: Trying to figure out what the new, rumored GOD-MAN REBOOT will be like! Boy #1: Reboot? Boy #2: Sure! Superhero narratives are re-started and updated! God-Man's been rebooted many times! Boy: Each version of God-Man reflected the conception of ultimate power in that era's imagination! In the Bronze Age, God-Man was the supreme warrior chieftain! GOD-MAN In Medieval Times, he was a demanding and cruel feudal lord! GOD-MAN In the Renaissance, he was a rational and perfect cloud-king! GOD-MAN In Industrial Times, he was a celestial tycoon and cosmic lever-puller! THE GOD-MAN And in Post-Industrial Times, he is a righteous psuedo-scientific wish-fulfiller! GOD-MAN Boy #1: Wow! So, what's next? Boy #2: I have no idea...
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kapock about 10 years ago
The tough part about collecting God-Man comics is that when his fans see you reading one of the old versions, they don’t try to buy it: they try to kill you.
JoeStrike about 10 years ago
One of your best damn strips ever, Ruben!
crlinder about 10 years ago
I thought God-Man fan clubs were more grand and looked like churches or mosques or synagogues or temples or …..well you get the idea. The God-Man fan club depicted here is even simpler than the houses of worship the Jehovah’s Witnesses have. I guess this fan club is a new cult that hasn’t yet achieved the statue of a real religious sect. If they succeed, they will probably be the ones to redefine the attributes of God-Man.
Mostly Water Premium Member about 10 years ago
Is there an app for God-Man yet?
wjstuhr about 10 years ago
Excellent, most excellent.
iFerrarifan about 10 years ago
Does the last panel mean that God-Man going to be a computerized being now? I suppose the Internet is as close to a god as inarguably exists…
androgenoide about 10 years ago
A cloud intelligence? Pure being without physical attributes? Sounds consistent with earlier pictures.
BillJ-MN about 10 years ago
It’s certainly a good number to see on your slot machine.
Ushindi about 10 years ago
Be careful what you say, guys – remember, old Mr. All-Merciful and Loving will burn you in hell for all eternity if you aggravate him or break a single one of his rules.
pam Miner about 10 years ago
that was old testament GOd. Right now among the GOP he is also old testament God, who can’t possibly blend quite well with science. He is a White GOd, a GOd who thinks the worst sin is abortions, but doesn’t care about the lives of poverty and need that so many are born into. He also hates gays, other races and has blue eyes. I AM Glad THAT is NOT my GOD.My GOd is a loving, take care of others, who just want you to believe that Jesus was his son, and that he will not bother with 3,000+ sins. But c give the commandments as guidelines, to not go too wrong.
Anarcissie about 10 years ago
A long time ago there was a very short science fiction story in which scientists and engineers laboriously hooked up all of the world’s computers. When they were finally done, they asked it the Big Question: ‘Is there a God?’
‘Now there is a God,’ the computer replied.
Someone nervously moved toward the power switch. He was instantly fried by a bolt of lightening out of a clear sky.
Someone may remember the author and title of the story, a classic of its time.
BrianLupiani about 10 years ago
The last few comments remind me of what I thought after reading the first day’s comments:
That last panel in the strip, and no one made a reference to Deus Ex Machina?
BrianLupiani about 10 years ago
Dang! Sorry for the echo.
YokohamaMama about 10 years ago
God made man in his image? More like man made God in his image.
StephenGwyn about 10 years ago
Looks like he’s been reading Karen Armstrong