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What's with the name?

Allow us to explain.

And That's Terrible

Lex Luthor Stole 40 Cakes… Now In Actual DC Canon


Superman #709 came out today, and according to Dean Trippe‘s tumblr, it contains this panel, canonizing the definition of “forty” from The Super Dictionary, which states:

When no one was looking, Lex Luthor

took forty cakes. He took 40 cakes.

That’s as many as four tens.

And that’s terrible.

If you aren’t familiar with Lex Luthor and his affection for cakes, allow us to enlighten you.

So yeah, The Super Dictionary was a child’s dictionary featuring various characters from the DC Universe explaining the meaning of various basic words. And then the internet discovered it. And they discovered how it defined forty.

And that’s terrible.

For an added bit of context, Lex Luthor was a ginger before he went bald. Hence, the panel from this week’s Superman is happening during Lex’s high school years, where he likely didn’t dress in a fuchsia unitard with green accessories.

Although that might explain what prompted his later anti-social behavior.

Now I just have one question for myself. Is an internet joke made canon worth $3 at Forbidden Planet tonight?

(via Full of Woah.)

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  • http://twitter.com/MailOrderClone MailOrderClone

    If internet memes being made canon were worth sales, then Avengers Academy would be the highest selling book on the market (and I really wish it would sell more, since I like how the comic’s going). It’s a nice bone to throw to us internet dorks, but it doesn’t really amount to much in this crazy, mixed-up world of ours.

  • http://homework.never-ends.net FekketCantenel
  • Anonymous

    If this was an Islamic Continent, Luthor would lose his right hand for twenty of the cakes, and the left for the other twenty… That would teach him a lesson.

  • MandaX

    I love this post like Lex Luthor loves cake.

  • Abatha

    Islamic continent? What the hell are you even talking about?

  • Abatha

    Also, this is the opposite of terrible.

  • OBKB

    Islamic Continent sounds like a Marvel “What if?” series. Or my next band name/album title.

  • Serenityaerin

    Hopefully both.

  • Anonymous

    An Islamic Continent is one where Islam is the religion and the laws that govern said continent would be known as Al Sharia… That’s the context I was using…. No racism or other snideness intended or implied.

  • SerenityAerin

    Racism not implied: Yaay! Snidenes not implied: GTFO. We like the snarkiness around here.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JJVCBQZPFCMY2TZBLWYWDLA3EQ J Ross

    Racism may not be implied but it is certainly coming through with those posts

  • Anonymous

    I WAS being snarky, just not racist. I can handle being snarky to racists any time… J Ross doesn’t seem to get the picture.

  • http://twitter.com/beukema Fred Beukema

    Young Lex kinda has a Rusty Venture thing going on.

  • http://profiles.google.com/gamerchicksweet16 Rosie Deacon

    Ascended Meme, much?