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GLASSES. NO ONE HAS THEM. SEE.
On her FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE
Nice to know the Superman Effect is alive and well in the DoA-verse,
Interesingly, Amazi-Girl wears an eyemask, unlike Superman. Her alter-ego, ~~~~~~~~~, is definitely Clark Kenting hardcore though.
Damn, she’s good at keeping her identity secret. Maybe Batman could learn from her.
To be fair, at least she wears a mask as Amazigirl.
What are you talking about? ~~~~~~~~~ is obviously Amazigirl.
One last time people, WE DO NOT KNOW WHO AMAZI-GIRL IS! All we know is that Amber is ~~~~~~~~~~.
Mike yelling and rolling his eyes works very well for you there…
~~~~~~~~~ is Amber!
Gee, that’s odd. Suggesting that you wear glasses is the reason you might not know someone. Not especially reasonable.
Do not deny the eyeglasses defense!
It’s legitimate depending on how well the person knows you. At my high school when I stopped wearing glasses some people that had been in classes with me but didn’t really interact directly with me thought I was new.
The effect is best if you’re a guy with a beard, long hair and glasses. Simply shave, get a haircut and remove your glasses and you’re completely anonymous, at least for a while.
It’s also helpful if a girl rejects you.
After reading through comments, I think it’s a nod to everyone who calls Dorothy the blonde Amber.
It’s nice to know that somethings are same across universes.
This is about her looking like Dorothy, right? From Dan’s perspective at least.
Thus his grimace in the final panel…
Exactly what I was thinking.
I was about to post that. She’s obviously brunette Dorothy!
I thought so too.
Probably what it is. If he says anything diffirent it is a lie to himself to make what he says next easier on him.
Do I know you? Your FAAAAAAACE looks kinda familiar…
I’m very sorry.
No you’re not.
So is he just turned on by her glasses or does he suspect she saved his but?
She looks like a brunette Dorothy (see, Dorothy’s not Blonde Amber, Amber’s Brunet Dorothy!).
Amber, honey, that only works for Clark Kent. And every other superhero in the history of the universe too, but never mind that.
haha icon irony
Hmm. When I read the strip, I wasn’t thinking about secret identities – I thought Amber was trying to put him off what she thought was an advance by trying to get him to remember the phrase “Men never make passes at girls who wear glasses.” Maybe I just over-thought the content
No-one ever actually follows that saying. Girls with glasses are chased by right asses. That’s more accurate.
Amber, sweetie, this ain’t the Golden Age anymore. Glasses don’t do diddly for protecting your identity.
Wow, I didn’t know Shaggy went to the same college as them, awesome!
To be fair, approximately 60% of college age dudes look like Shaggy.
(Or maybe that was just my school.)
We need another Walkyverse comic where Amber, Joe, Shaggy, Billie and Head Alien drive around in ~~~~~~~~~ solving mysteries.
Oh my god… This so needs to be done!
Agreed. That would be awesome.
Missing Head Alien though.
And Billie, but I didn’t read all of the first comment before I posted.
Oh god yes.
Would Billie wear purple?
a purple cheerleader outfit! ALL THE TIME!
This. Is. Awesome.
I wear glasses, I slouch, also I do not have an insignia on my chest. I could not POSSIBLY be this SuperPerson of which you speak!
congratulations Willis. you have now made lois lane a man and Superman into a woman. you are a shipper, lol
This is canon on some alternate earth. They went there in Countdown.
Ugh… It provokes Vietnam-like flashbacks for those of us who actually tried to read that pointless piece of convoluted mess.
How to recover:
In its universe, DC comics is a tabloid.
then who will lex luthor be?
should’ve been obvious
i’m thinking mike
But that’s too obvious.
You can’t fool us, Amber! We know you’re secretly Dorothy in a wig!
*thinks through meaning for about 30 seconds*
Oh, now THAT’S funny.
Amber panels 4 and 5: D’awwww Crap…
Amber’s expression in panel four is too cute.
i concur. it may be the most adorable ever.
The Superman Glasses disguise is definitely the best ever…loving Amber’s expressions too!
This is so stupid it’s awesome. In ten years, are we going to get Ultimate Crisis in the Walkyverse?
A question I’ve been dying to ask. If Sal’s Batman, does that make Walky Owlman?
Billie as Silk Spectre. Rrawr
I don’t know, I’d kinda pull for Harley Quinn for her, though the attitude doesn’t exactly fit…
A drunken, Billie-raging Harley Quinn would either be the most hilarious thing ever, or deeply disturbing and traumatizing in a non-funny way. I can’t decide.
Billie as Catwoman, maybe?
Nah, if Amber wasn’t already Superman, she could easily be Catwoman. Daughter of a mobster and all.
Almost said Speedy, thought better of it. Can’t think of as many characters that would be a good transliteration of Billie…
Iron Man. She’s got the drunkattude down already, now she just needs the seven-billion-dollar fetish suit.
Sigh…I guess “the glasses are what triggered it” means that he sees her as just brunette Dorothy….I wanted a Lois Lane dangit! There is so much potential! They have much in common! My second ‘ship will not sink!
So, I think the glasses thing means I lean more toward her being familiar because she’s the dark-haired Dorothy than actually recognizing her as Amazi-Girl.
Ain’t that Hooper in the background of the last panel ?
I think you may be onto something there
Coming from Willis, i’m sure that wouldn’t be surprising at all, to put a little cameo in there… without marking it.
Oh, good, her resemblance to Dorothy is at least going to be brought up. I was afraid it was just Willis being lazy with the character designs.
Clearly y’all don’t pay enough attention to the strips. Mike is Amazigirl. Remember, he’s everywhere you don’t want him to be.
Has anyone said they don’t want him to be Amazigirl? Everyone has said they’d rather someone else, but I don’t think anyone’s denied this as an option.
There is no way Amber could be Amazi-girl, she needs those glasses to see damnabit!
So when’s she isn’t lost in a video game trans, costplays as a kickass hero and fights crime in college
Superman wears glasses as Clark Kent.
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