Super Friends! “The Mysterious Moles” (part 4 of 8)

Back at the Hall of Justice, the team is having a “think session”, which basically amounts to Wonder Woman writing down plot points on a chalkboard, while the guys stroke their chins thoughtfully. To be fair, this is more productive than any meeting I’ve ever sat in on at my workplace.

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“This can only mean that… Hey, is everyone paying attention? Stop staring at my chest, goddammit!”

They jabber on, and Robin notes that Mrs. Mole was wearing mountain climbing gear, even though there are no mountains in Cave County. Call me nuts, but I’ve seen hikers and mountain climbers, and the dress code isn’t really all that different. Then again, this is Robin we’re talking about. The guy has never been known for having a great mind.

Aquaman looks up Mr. and Mrs. Mole on the computer, though why they’re having Fish Boy man the tech stuff when Batman is right there is beyond me. I guess it gives him something to do so he doesn’t wander off in the middle of meetings.

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“Hey guys, you sure this thing will dispense fish sticks?”

Regardless, Aquaman finds that the Moles are both “highly regarded spelunkers”, and Mr. Mole is a retired professor of “speleology”, which is the study of caves and caverns. This triggers a brainstorm from Wonder Woman, as she remembers hearing about the guy searching for “the Bottomless Cave”. Superman chimes in with the little fact that Mr. Mole thought the cave was located in Cave County, and we get a rather laborious exchange with the Dynamic Duo that confirms the obvious.

Robin: That explains why she was wearing mountain climbing gear!
Batman: Right, Robin. A small pick, a coil of rope, pitons. Those same tools are used for exploring caves.

Man, I’m beginning to miss the quiet dignity and grace that Adam West and Burt Ward brought to these roles.

Superman wonders how spelunking ties in with the air conditioner thefts, and with that, we go to commercial.

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Ed Harris

A fan of less than great cinema since childhood, Ed divides his time between writing scripts, working an actual paying job and subjecting himself willingly to some of the worst films society has produced.

Multi-Part Article: Super Friends! "The Mysterious Moles"

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