Caption Contest 93: Fleeing the Scene

With hearty thanks once again to Glenn3's "Say What? Pictures", your challenge this week is to come up with the best replacement dialog for this comics panel:

I love this panel. Why is Captain Triumph flying away from a burning building? Or is it filled with some other noxious substance, perhaps left on purpose by our jodhpur-wearing friend (I put the over-under on fart jokes this week at 17)? I can't wait to see what you all come up with! The best entry (as judged by yours truly) wins the author's choice of either any item they like or any portrait to be included in HeroMachine 3′s final release, or a custom black and white “Sketch of the Day” style illustration (you pick the subject, I draw it however I like)!

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 on the number of submissions beyond normal self-editing (i.e. don’t spam crappy entries hoping to get lucky), so good luck to everyone. Contest closes next Monday.

93 Responses to Caption Contest 93: Fleeing the Scene

  1. Gero says:

    1-Arson Man, awa-ay!

  2. Gero says:

    2-There is no way they’re pinning this one on me!

  3. Gero says:

    Not an entry, just a question/observation: is that guy wearing an equestrian outfit, and why?

  4. Brandan says:

    1. Gero Says:
    I left something in the oven

  5. Brandan says:

    lol gero im usin ur name

  6. Mr.MikeK says:

    1 – Insert Fart Joke Here
    2 – That’ll help me replace Johnny!
    3 – One tenement down for progress! Here comes the mall!

  7. Goatman says:


  8. Bael says:

    My work here is done, citizens!

  9. CPrime says:

    1. “Hugh Downs awaaaay!!!” (Family Guy reference)

    2. “And thus I shall change my name from Captain Triumph to Captain Epic Fail.”

    3. Go, go, gadget stiletto heels!

    4. “In brightest day, in darkest dusk.
    Captain Triumph does what he must.
    Let those who worship evil recant.
    Beware the Triumph… of my equestrian pants!”

  10. Niall Mor says:

    I meant to do that!

  11. John says:

    1. That’s the last time I ask someone to pull my finger…geez!

  12. B. Clouser says:

    1. Let this be a lesson to the next person to comment on my butt in these pants.

    2. Best. Bong Party. Ever.

    3.”I wanna lava lamp in my dorm”, Timmy said. “Dangerous”, I said.

    4. Egads! The Cypress Hill set has already started!

    5. Whatever. Full House is on.

  13. ThePerfectTense says:

    1. Safety!

  14. Moognation says:

    “Come back with my pants!!”

  15. sean says:

    At least it was a silent one.

  16. 1. Able to set fire to tall buildings in a single bound!

    2. Sirhan Sirhan ain’t got nothin’ on me!

    3. Does this smoke match my shirt?

    4. My outfit isn’t the only thing that’s flaming.

    5. Hot child in the city, lookin’ wild, lookin’ pretty.

    6. I shall avenge you, other 11 Lords a’leaping!

  17. Fyzza says:

    1 – Jeans factory: Check.
    Jodhpurs forever, biatch!

  18. Fyzza says:

    2 – Come back, Pegasus!

  19. unknownblackpaper says:

    “I don’t wanna go to school, Mom!”

    “Crap! This is what happens when you leave the iron on! The one time I did and look what happened.”

  20. Gargoyle323 says:

    I’m Back!!!

    “Time for Burrito Boy to run for the border!”

    “Wow,this Taco Bell value menu sure gives a lot of bang for your buck!”

  21. ajw says:

    1. I came I saw and my phobia wins!
    2. looks like i forgot my helmet, flight jacket and jetpack, be back soon

  22. Alan Bates says:

    “oh God! What made me even THINK I could throw a barbecue?”

    “Quick, people in the burning building, do like I do! Fly to safe-oh. right.”

  23. Joel says:

    “Now on to my next great adventure!”

    “Take THAT everyone who was ever mean to me in high school.”

    “See, I am cool, the fact that I’m not looking at that explosion totally out ways my horrible outfit… right?”

    “Remember kids, It’s only a crime if you get caught.”

  24. BenK22 says:

    Big Gulps, huh? Welp, see ya later.

  25. Knitesoul says:

    – “Fire Safety class was a success!”

    – “Damn it, Human Torch sneezed!”

  26. Moli says:

    Okay now wait for 5 minutes, then back, save the day and be a hero.

  27. MangaBotte says:

    Well, that’s the last time I’ll eat baked beans near an open flame!

  28. Blue Blazer says:

    This looks like a job for…someone else!

  29. frankie says:

    “Whew! I need to cool off. It’s like an inferno in there.”

  30. frankie says:

    “up, up and getawaaayyy!”

  31. Myro says:

    “Don’t worry citizens, I’ll…whoah, happy hour at MacLaren’s just started!”

  32. frankie says:

    “When a fire produces orange and purple smoke, it’s time to call it quits.”

  33. Gero says:

    3-Every man for himself!

  34. Myro says:

    “Beat us at polo, will you? Now who triumphs? That’s right, Captain Triumph!”

  35. remy says:

    “This is how The Human Torch REALLY died!”

  36. Myro says:

    Might be a little long:

    “Wait a second. They say, in Soviet Russia, “Building sets fire to you.” Which means me! Well, dasvidanya to that, commrades!”

  37. alphaalpharomeo says:

    “Up, Up, and getting the hell out of hear.”

    “You think I’m flying, but the explosion actually tossed me up in the air”

    “Candle light and borrittos….Bad combo.”


    “The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire!!!!”

    “I should subit this video to ‘Worlds Worst Cooks'”

  38. alphaalpharomeo says:

    “Behold the pwer of my firecroch…..I will destroy you Lindsay Lohan!!!!”

  39. SongBird says:

    “TAG! You’re it!”

  40. Anthony Z says:

    Have no fear, the Arsonist is here!

  41. Aaron V says:

    “Help out around the house, she said! Make the meatloaf, she said!”

  42. Vampyrist says:

    Rush into a burning building, you can’t be serious.
    Fire burns after all.

  43. Boomcow2 says:

    “You all saw it! That orphanage attacked me!”

  44. BenK22 says:

    1. That’s a three alarm fire, at least.

    2. Where’s Superman when you need him?

    3. My castle!

    4. There goes the neighborhood.

  45. pyrodude760 says:

    dude i told you lighting a fart on fire was a bad idea

  46. Bud says:

    I guess that takes care of the dead hooker?

  47. Mr.Chris says:

    “With a show like The Cape, I just HAD to burn down NBC”

    “This is what happens when the wife makes me cook”

  48. The Doomed Pixel says:

    And they fumigation isn’t a real superpower!

  49. Big Loom says:

    1- “Oh no!! I forgot the marshmallows!!”

  50. Big Loom says:

    2- “I should REALLY pick up the milk before I forget it.”

  51. Big Loom says:

    3- “Up, Up and away, Michael Bay!”

  52. nakiato says:

    Oh it’s just an orphanage… well no sense in putting this fire out.

  53. Rapthama says:

    1. “Feel the burn baby! And I mean it literally!”
    2. “When you said kick the dish up a notch you didn’t told me not to kick a bottle of whiskey into fireplace.”
    3. “What do you mean you haven’t a gravity defying pizza delivery guy before?”
    4. “Left my sandwich on the top of roof.”
    5. “Listen kids! Always choose the toxic gas.”
    6. “No rich people ´in here? Darn it!”
    7. “Orphanage isn’t qualfied for the epic rescue list, bye!”

  54. Scorpidius says:

    1. No building is safe from . . . . “Captain Bare Cheeks”

    2. Oowww, in my haste to get out, I seem to have given myself a massive wedgie!

    3. oohhh errr, in my haste to get out I seem to have put my wife’s tights on!

  55. bron-bron says:

    oh hang on guys I put my wife’s spandex on by mistake, be right back just stay right there…

  56. bron-bron says:

    hang on guys, I put my wife’s spandex on by mistake

  57. John D says:

    “THIS is why Mexican restaurants don’t make it in Super Town….The Super-Farts!”

  58. JoeBravura says:

    “Fire is so close so my heroic character get into real asshole”

  59. HairWhip says:

    Did I do that? Let me go get some other idiot wearing disco pants to take the blame!

  60. alphaalpharomeo says:

    “I bet my TiVo will think twice the next time it wants to record the Jersey Sore.”

  61. Dan Gonzalez says:

    “Well maybe calling Polo man to a burning building wasn’t such a good idea!”

  62. zombotron says:




  63. TheNate says:

    We don’t need no water let that muthalova burn!

  64. TheNate says:

    OK .. maybe I didn’t save THAT day.

  65. X-stacy says:

    Gero, according to his wiki entry (, Captain Triumph debuted as the superhero trend was dying down, so his costume was kept to a minimum–enough to say “superhero” without shouting it–in an attempt to draw a wider audience. Whether that’s true, or just speculation, I don’t know.

  66. hobbit4hire says:

    1. I really need a less explosive launch sequence!

    2. Man, the recipe looked so easy… guess I’m getting take out… AGAIN!

    3. That is not what I thought they meant by smoking jacket!

    4. Captain Flatulence… Away!

    5. Oops!

    6. Damn!… Why do I always push the shiny button!

  67. Nicholas/GtaMythMaster43 says:

    1. Oh…oh crap, not again! I need to take flying lesson’s….

    2. I should have listened to mother, never add water to oil!

    3. Terrorist man, AWAY!!!!!

    4. I should have know, never push the shiny button.

  68. Loki says:


  69. Frevoli says:

    – Inflmamable means flammable? What a country (Simpsons reference)

    – Somebody call Aquaman!

    – What’s that? Firefly’s broken into the propane warehouse again? … send Beastboy this time

    – Easiest-cosplay-ever-man, AWAY!

    – This last one is a skit
    B: Captain Triumph, at last, we need your help
    CT: At ease bystander, what seems to be the problem?
    B: Well… this fire, Captain Triumph… surely you saw it on the way over
    CT: Oh really? You want this sorted? … I kinda like it as it is… that was the reason I continued to fly and probably why I didn’t hear your inital crys for help
    B: Yes, if anything it looked like you seemed to speed up when I did so. Good thing that photographer’s flash caught your attention
    CT: yes, isn’t it… otherwise it may have looked like I fleed from a crime scene… well, this has been a pleasant talk, we really must-
    B: -but Captain Triumph, the fire!
    CT: Oh, you still on that? Well you know I’d love too, but the thing is that the building’s timber is made of wood, which is my one weakness.
    B: I thought that was the Green Lantern?
    CT: what, you calling me a liar? Two people can’t have the same weakness, that it?
    B: forgive mey Captain Triumph, but I just didn’t assume that your ghost powers would be effected by wood, especially since I’ve seen you save people from such buildings before
    CT: well… of course they wouldn’t, but it’s that the actual fire is the true cause of my weakened powers
    B: isn’t that the Martian Manhunter’s weakness?
    CT: oh sorry, I didn’t realise Captain Wikipedia had arrived on scene. Why don’t I just leave this in your capable hands
    B: … you don’t have powers, do you?
    CT: … um … no … in all honesty, I just did it this one time to impress a girl… I think we can admit it’s gone a bit far
    B: and the flying?
    CT: spring boots… yeah, I found them on ebay… I could still do regular guy things if you want, maybe call the fire brigade, or fetch some buckets and-
    B: -just go
    CT: Sure thing

  70. remy says:

    “Goddammit, did they ALREADY bring the Human Torch back?!”

  71. Nicholas/GtaMythMaster43 says:

    Dammit! The human torch had the bean chaloopa again!

  72. Bael says:

    Why does this keep happening to me? I’ll never get into the JLA now!

  73. TheNate says:

    Remember the Alamo – because there won’t be much left of it.

  74. Joking_King says:

    “I sure wish I had something clever to say right now.”

    “So long suckas!”

    “Oh good, It looks like fire department is only 30 minutes away. I guess you guys don’t need me.”

  75. Nicholas/GtaMythMaster43 says:

    1. My pact with the Devil isn’t working! When I said I wanted to ‘burn down the dance floor’…this isn’t what I had in mind!
    2. When they told be farts were flamable I didn’t think they meant ‘they can set the draps on fire’!
    3. Ha! Now that I’ve burned my apartment down I’m sure to get my insurance money!

  76. spidercow2010 says:

    @X-stacy (65): Interesting Wikipedia article, including its mention of AC Comics (, a publisher of which I was unaware. Perhaps a merger with DC is in order?

  77. punkjay says:

    Hey look!
    Smoke signals from the Grateful Dead Tribe!!!

  78. punkjay says:

    Wow I can see Linsey Lohan’s career from up here!!!

  79. alephnull says:

    that was one loaded burrito

  80. eric ross burton says:

    if i get out of here quickly i can come back later and every one will think im a hero wait did i say that out loud

  81. hobbit4hire says:

    or maybe

    Damn!… Why do I always push the big shiny button?

  82. hobbit4hire says:

    1. Well with the human torch dead… someone has to do it!

    2. Haha.. The Human Torcher strikes again!

    3. Man… This happens everytime Johnny Storm has a party!

    4. Later dudes!! (Man that Kumar cracks me up!)

    5. Captain Escape… Awaaay!

  83. LeftyFJB says:

    Sorry… but you didn’t pay up on time. Guido doesn’t do interest.

  84. Joel says:

    “Don’t let it happen again or next time you won’t get off so easily.”

    “Take THAT billy Joel, I guess I DID start the fire!”

  85. Khymera says:

    Giant radioactive gummi worms are destroying the city! My muscles are no match! This looks like a job for Kirstie Alley!

  86. Adam says:

    Wow, I really did leave the oven on.

  87. Aaron V says:

    So THAT’S why you’re not supposed to divide by zero, huh? Interesting…

  88. Skybandit says:

    1- I gotta work on my landings

    2- Damn! No toilet paper!

    3- I’m not coming back until Hulk swears off the chili!

    4- That Kryptonian weed is the BOMB!

  89. Skybandit says:

    1- Practice makes perfect! I’ll catch the NEXT bomb!

    2- I don’t care who wins the JLA farting contest!

    3- I should’ve cut the GREEN wire…

    4- Guess there’s a reason you don’t put Jiffy-Pop in the microwave

  90. Tool says:

    That will show her to cheat on me! Cant wait to see the look on her face when she sees the job I did on her apartment ha ha!

  91. Joel says:

    “CHEESE IT!”

  92. ThePerfectTense says:

    2. You won’t get away with this, Dr. Flobberbottom!

  93. ThePerfectTense says:

    3. Burn, baby, burn!