A Fact-Check for the Four-Color World

Sunday, July 01, 2007


Heroes #6 (1996)
Writer: Matt Wayne
Artists: James Fry & Keith Pollard
Editor: Joe Illidge

While parsing through my comic collection, I finally got around to reading the Heroes mini-series from Milestone Media. And frankly, despite the general high quality of the Milestone books, the mini wasn't very good. This particular panel, though, amused me.

I got my first car, a Jeep, in 1997. Was 'SUV' still an obscure acronym the year previous?

To compound this, the very next page has Static use the acronym 'DTU,' with gets another footnote reading "* Dimensional Transfer Unit -- Joe." Apparently, SUV was as equally deserving of explanation as Matt Wayne's technobabble.