Caption Challenge 129

It's time for another new Caption Challenge! This week you're tasked with coming up with the best caption for this comics panel:

This one is a little different in that you're not filling in a dialog balloon, but rather coming up with a caption that might appear above or below the image. I'll pick out some as my personal favorites to highlight in a post next Monday, and then I'll choose one of those to bear the standard as the "Featured Creator of the Week" atop the right tool bar.

All entries must be left as a comment (or comments) to this post. Keep ‘em clean (appropriate for a late-night broadcast TV show), but most importantly, keep ‘em funny!

No limit to entries, but please, self-edit and only put up ones you genuinely think are good!

61 Responses to Caption Challenge 129

  1. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    I’m guessing this is from an Ambush Bug comic, judging by the drawing style. And content.

  2. Avatar KEric says:

    You ARE getting fries with that AND I SUPER~SIZED them! Bwa-haha!

  3. Avatar Gero says:

    1. Not all the New Gods were better off after Infinate Crisis…

  4. Avatar Bad Muthabox says:

    Anti-life equation?…It’s Mayor McDarkseid, to you, lowly patron of conveniently located markets that serve inexpensive food prepared in a quick fashion. We are out of that rib sandwich thingy.

  5. Alphaalpharomeo Alphaalpharomeo says:

    After being fired from his last job, the former ruler of Apokolypse must start at the bottom of the totem pole.

    Humiliated at his new job, the new cashier hated when his friends would show up unexpectedly.

    Desperate to find extra funds for education, a ruler takes on a new job to help those in need.

    Democrates will make it so tax xuts are only available for those in mineal jobs

    Rebulicans will make it so only mineal jobs are available.

    Thanks to connections he had, Darkseid thought he could blend in with the locals just fine.

  6. Avatar chrisglend says:

    New Genesis is no match for the Golden Arches!

  7. Avatar chrisglend says:

    Unfortunately for Highfather, he hasn’t seen Super Size Me. Can Morgan Spurlock save him in time?

  8. Avatar TOOL says:

    From the Dark side of the bun!

    Obama care has made us all have to work a little mor eto make ends meet.

    The real evil behind Ronald McDonald.

  9. Alphaalpharomeo Alphaalpharomeo says:

    Realizing he had no college education, Darkseid was employeed by the only place that would look at his application

  10. Avatar Daniel says:

    Darkseid had fallen hard for Death and stalked her in all her favorite places.

    Darkseid’s latest ploy to hide the Anti-Life Equation in Happy Meal puzzles didn’t go according to plan.

  11. Avatar Daniel says:

    Extra Value Meal:$5
    Happy Meal:$3
    Mr. Mxyzptlk tired of being upstaged by Darkseid, so he turns him into a Mcdonald’s employee: Priceless

  12. Avatar JWMan says:

    Realizing that the direct approach to villainy was generally met with strong opposition, Darkseid tried a more subtle approach to destroying mankind… one meal at a time.

    Despite his past indiscretions and his gruff nature with patrons, something about Mr. Darkseid just said upper management.

    Suddenly the whole Chick-fil-A thing didn’t seem so bad.

    To be honest, Superman’s Super-Villain Rehabilitation Program was met with mixed reviews at first, but now… no, still a bad idea.

    This week on Undercover Boss…

  13. Avatar Jake says:

    1. The galactic recession hit Apokolips the hardest.

  14. Avatar mcknight57 says:

    The fast food worker disguise wasn’t fooling anybody.

  15. Avatar Calvary_Red says:

    Superman: So then Batman said to me, “If you’re that strong and can fly at beyond light speed, why don’t you just take out the bad guys before they even know you’re there?”
    Lois: I see, and what are you’re former enemies doing now?
    Superman: Lex said he could find them jobs. I don’t see what could go wrong.

  16. Avatar joel says:

    Superman’s surprise led to his burgers being burned terribly.

  17. Avatar Frankie says:

    First, we saw the end of The Burger King’s reign. And now The Clown is no more. Next target: The Colonel.

  18. Avatar thor1066 says:

    #%!!@ @$$&!! !!!#$$#%!! NEW 52!

  19. Avatar Jake says:

    2. On a good day, James wasn’t mistaken for Darkseid.

  20. Avatar Twiggy says:

    1. The economic crisis reaches astronomical proportions

    2. Darksied’s twin brother gets a job

    3. McDonalds’ new mascot frightens even the oldest of customers

    4. Grimace gets an upgrade

  21. Avatar Skybandit says:

    1: McDonalds opens a booth at Comicon.
    2: After Marvel won their infringement lawsuit, the Dr. Doom clone Darkseid was relegated to comic relief roles.
    3: Even Parademons gotta eat.
    4: See what happens when you can’t spell Darkside, kids? Stay in school!

  22. Avatar The Atomic Punk says:

    “Number Five Combo Meal with extra peanuts for the customer with anaphylaxis!”

    Side-note: I recorded this entry as an mp3 file but don’t have a means to link it directly. I guess I can e-mail it. Anyone interested in hearing the historic first-ever HeroMachine Caption Contest audio entry, please send me a PM from the Forums.

  23. 1. The surprisingly successful Occupy Apokolips movement has seen Darkseid, Absolute Ruler of Apokolips and Master of the Anti-Life Equation, have to take on a second job at night to cover his short-sold stock options.

    2. As it turns out, the Anti-Life Equation is best suited for making fries.

    3. The New 52 (billion served)!

  24. Avatar Shade2075 says:

    during his last attempt to bring about the apocalypse Darkseid found a better way to deliver mayhem and destruction.

  25. Avatar Bryce Wasley says:

    1. Finally done with being beaten by the Justice League, Darkseid decided to go for his dream career.
    2. Before being the ruler of Apokolips, Darkseid had to start from square one, just like us.
    3. With all his debts pilling up from his numerous defeats, Darkseid had to find a way to make income.

  26. Avatar Herr D says:

    1. Complaints mysteriously stopped at one location.
    2. When a manager is not a people person, they are more likely to have high turn-over rates, staffing problems, and the need to double as a worker.
    3. A federal grant was issued to determine whether fast food consumers have more heart attacks.
    4. Sometimes the other line is longer for a good reason.
    5. Tipping is not required, but survivable.
    6. As if Joe’s shift wasn’t already difficult, mysterious people kept coming in and asking him about the guy who forced him to swap clothes in an alley. What he looked like . . .
    7. The hiring manager would never admit he was deaf in one ear, and so didn’t realize the odd man said he wanted to “work as an archNEMESIS” instead of work FOR THE GOLDEN ARCHES.

  27. Avatar Frevoli says:

    Do you want DIES with that?

  28. Avatar punkjay says:

    Darkseid plots on how to become manager of McDonalds and take over The Universe by turning The New Gods fat and lazy Bwa HaHaHa!!!

  29. Avatar KEric says:

    2) CUSTOMER! See how you like it!

    3) NEXT!

  30. Avatar Dan Gonzalez says:

    Darkseid forgets the pickles…again.

  31. Avatar BenK22 says:

    1. You’re going to get it his way.

    2. Judging by his face, McDonald’s newest employee was having a rough first day.

    3. He never thought getting beat by Superman would be the high point of his day.

    4. And you thought McDonald’s could sink no lower…

  32. Avatar X-stacy says:

    There is no evil so small that he will not turn his hand to it.

  33. Avatar Skybandit says:

    5: The new Ronald proved unpopular with customers.
    6: It’s always embarassing to see a successful friend when you’re at your menial job, but at least Darkseid could disintegrate them.
    7: “Only 40,000 more hours of community service.” he thought to himself with a sigh. “I should not have accepted parole.”
    8: The secret sauce was emitted by Parademons. You don’t want to know how!
    9: When metahumans LARP.

  34. Avatar Myro says:

    1. “Despite knowing the Anti-Life Equation, Darkseid was not trusted with the recipe for the secret sauce.”
    2. “I’ll be fine, as long as Granny Goodness doesn’t come in asking for two Big Macs, large fries, and a Diet Coke, because she has to ‘watch her figure.'”

  35. Avatar Big Mac says:

    You want fries with those Omega Beams?

  36. Avatar Jake says:

    3. For some reason, no one ordered a Happy Meal that day.

  37. Avatar Frankie says:

    Where the coffee is too hot, and the service is ice cold.

  38. Avatar Frankie says:

    If we don ‘t put a force field around our planet, aliens will come in and steal our jobs. –Gavor 3012

  39. Avatar punkjay says:

    Solved the Anti-life equation…next on Darkseid’s agenda is to solve the Specail-sauce equation!

  40. Avatar punkjay says:

    Frankie: If we don ‘t put a force field around our planet, aliens will come in and steal our jobs. –Gavor 3012

    Well who is going to be dumb enough to ask for Darkseid’s green card?!?

  41. Avatar X-stacy says:

    He gives great cuss-some-more service.

  42. Avatar Myro says:

    3. “Oh great, the Justice League is here. Hopefully they don’t notice that I’m…no, don’t look over here….Perfect. I am never going to hear the end of this.”

  43. Avatar Frankie says:

    Tonight at 9:00, on Seinfeld-Rebooted, ‘The Hamburger Nazi’.

  44. Avatar Jawsabi says:

    Here iz your orderz.You say ” DAMNITT! I wanted my burger cooked on the Darksied

  45. Avatar Skybandit says:

    10: Darkseid bet the Joker he couldn’t break Batgirl’s back.
    11: Damn illegal aliens!

  46. Avatar Myro says:

    4. “I know it says the smiles are free. But Darkseid will not smile for you, inferior.”

  47. Well someone’s in a ‘get out of my way inferior creature’ mood today. Have you tried the Happymeal?

  48. Avatar Loki says:

    “Day fifty-two, I’ve been found out by some idiot in a green jumpsuit, time to move.”

  49. Avatar Loki says:

    “What? It’s true, McDonald’s does take anyone.”

  50. Avatar Loki says:

    3. “Tom got that quite a lot since he and Darkseid switched bodies.”

  51. Avatar Dan says:

    Ugh….how much do I owe you?

  52. Avatar Calvary_Red says:

    2. Darkseid was. And so — Darkseid is…broke.

    3. I hope you appreciate, Kal-El, that everything that happens from this point is on your hand. The grills will rain fire, the grease will boil, the streets will run red with the ketchup of billions served.

    4. “Why must I be taken to task by the fates… to achieve my end… All this time, with no peers, no lineage… might this be loneliness?” -Darkseid

    (2 is based of a Darkseid quote from the comics.
    3 is based of a speech he gave to Superman in the last episode of JLU.
    4 is an unaltered quote from the comics, that i thought was hilarious in this context.)

  53. Avatar Frankie says:

    And in an instant, Darkseid’s secret identity as common, minimum-wage McDonald’s employee was exposed.

  54. Avatar joel says:

    Apparently he wasn’t loving it.

    “And next time it will be more than just your happy meal!”

  55. Avatar Jack Zelger says:

    Jeff,
    Does it have to be a caption only, or can that caption include dialogue?

  56. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    Jack Zelger:
    Jeff,
    Does it have to be a caption only, or can that caption include dialogue?

    Dialogue is fine, so long as it’s funny. I generally find that’s more of a challenge with this sort of thing.

  57. Avatar Jack Zelger says:

    “Do you want fries with YOUR DOOM?!?”

  58. Avatar Jack Zelger says:

    Choose your own political joke: “Even I, the Lord of Apokolips, am not immune to the (Obama / Romney) economy.”

  59. Avatar Jack Zelger says:

    Darkseid learns that the true Anti-Life Equation is eating crappy food.

  60. Avatar Jawsabi says:

    Have you ever tried MAKEUP? It can really take off that darksied!

  61. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    Sorry for the long delay, results coming up in a moment.