Sometimes short is bad

I won't go so far as Randy Neuman did and claim that "short people got no reason to live", but I am willing to say that people who wear purple shorts with purple shirts and purple pointy-topped boots got no reason to be super-heroes:

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Look, if you're wearing an outfit that would fit right in at a McDonaldland Playscape Junior Play Date and you're over the age of ten, you probably shouldn't even be outside, much less adventuring. My hope here is that somehow Mr. Tomorrow badly misread the corporate "Casual Friday" policy and, since he's packing heat, everyone was too scared to say anything.

I could almost live with this ridiculous get-up if it weren't for the pointy-topped skin-tight boots. If he were gadding about space in, say, some fashionable yellow or purple flip-flops, we'd be getting somewhere, like he's "Tommy Tomorrow the Space Cabana Boy" or something. I'd even be willing to spot him a pair of low-slung pointy-toed floppy Robin booties, but those things he's got on now have got to go.

And why, in the name of all that's sartorial, would you wear a long-sleeved shirt with your shorts? Do they not have thermostats in the future?

I do, though, feel happy that in the World of Tomorrow they at least they recognize that anyone willing to go out dressed like that isn't to be trusted to hold on to their gun, and so is forced to wear a tether.

At least someone up-time has some sense.

(Image and character © DC Comics, Inc.)

12 Responses to Sometimes short is bad

  1. A lot of kids now days wear coats and have on shorts, don’t make scents to me.

  2. LOL he looks like a futuristic UPS driver or something.
    But yeah I’ve seen tons of people wear long sleeves with shorts. This outfit wouldnt look bad with long pants or tights.

  3. Well, at least he’s comfortable whilst leaping over rocks, tables and very small dogs and the like.

  4. This is what tommorow looks like? I’d rather go with nostalgia then.

  5. William A. Peterson

    Hey, it’s better than his *other* outfit!
    {In one parallel world, instead of Tommy Tomorrow, he becomes Kamandi!}

  6. Well, I felt compelled to modernize his look.
    Here ya go:
    http://i32.tinypic.com/fk2rs5.jpg

  7. nice update Jx.

    but Jeff, it gets worse… his NAME is Kamandi Blank! He is found alone in a bunker (Command D) by General Horatio Tomorrow, who then adopts him and decides that Blank ain’t a good name… neither is Kamandi, as if Thomas Tomorrow is SOOOOOOO much better… Anyways… in these days of tomorrow, he goes on to graduate from the… wait for it…. waaaait for it… you guessed it the SPACEPORT! what a name for an academy… He then starts patrolling space in his ship the Space Ace! oh yes… the name of the space patrolling force that he joins is “the planeteers” (and I thought that was taken by a bunch of kids wearing dumb rings) What a hero!

    BTW, apparently what he wears is the uniform for the whole force. can you imagine a 90yo general in that???

  8. Well, this one ain’t so bad. Atleast he has enough sense to limit his color selection to two, yellow and violet don’t clash much and he’s not wearing speedos. Just think of Robin for comparison: Green scale mail speedos with yellow cape, green gloves and red vest. He’s the single reason why I stopped reading Batman for over a decade. Compared to Robin this guy looks quite tolerable.

  9. @Kalkin: Yeah, but compared to Robin, Bozo the Clown was “tolerable” 🙂

  10. for some reason all this talk about side kicks here recently made me think who ws the better dad Jon kent or ben parker

  11. @ RJ you forgot Bruce, I think that he was a good dad for Dick.

  12. Btw, in the new TV teen titans cartoons the producers had the sense to switch out the barely-tolerable green speedos for green pants, which I think is soooo much better!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:TeenTitansTogether.png