There: it’s the title of the post. Happy now?
What am I talking about, you may ask? This is a reaction to me glancing at the search terms used by people in the big wide world that bring them to this little corner of the web, in particular, these terms:
There’s a few references to boobs that always crop up ever since I posted this little item back last year, and most of the other phrases aren’t unusual for a comics blog (though “amazon” sounds randomly generic!) but it’s that fourth one down which caught my eye and became the title of this post.
black canary tied up by sportsmaster
That really is quite specific; not only are people looking for Black Canary, they want her tied up; but not only tied up, but tied up specifically by Sportsmaster.
I performed the same search in Google:
No surprise, then, that this blog is the first text result and also the second image result, all because of this post from a couple of months ago. The rest of the results were clips from one animated Batman show or another before getting into the realms of fan-fiction, about which I will take the advice of Earth-2’s Jimmy Olsen.
Fan fiction about Black Canary being tied up? Not for me, thanks.
So, it’s 1975 once more and the Justice League is fighting the Injustice League of Earth Two. Or the Injustice Gang. Or the Injustice Society. Or some bunch of villains that’s teamed up together and called their group the Injustice Something Or Other.
As always, the groups fight each other one on one:
Hawkman’s legs are being tied together by the Huntress; the Wizard’s thrown a huge banana in the path of the Flash; Green Arrow’s been blinded by the Shade; Batman’s been blinded by Icicle; Aquaman has (somehow) been distracted by the Gambler; and Black Canary is being attacked by Sportsmaster.
Let’s take a closer look at that last one, shall we?
Black Canary has stayed still long enough for Sportsmaster to draw a three part target on her belly in to which he’s ready to throw a dart.
Sportsmaster has no super speed powers, no ability to do that quickly – although all credit to the guy for doing a very good job left handed – and yet Black Canary is just standing there, letting him do that, instead of either blasting him with her canary cry or using one of her Judo moves
Or even just kicking him in the balls, which might be more appropriate for the Sportsmaster.
Man, heroes were so much more polite and accommodating in the 70s.