1. Looks like the astronaut wants to have a little talk with him about that Illudium Q-36 Space Modulator incident that Bugs was able to stop.

  2. They had umbilicals when floating about in space in Gemini missions, for instance; these supplied air and power and suchlike. Even when wearing backpacks for all their supplies they had a tether for safety purposes, until Bruce McCandless made the first untethered spacewalk in 1984. But none of the moonwalkers were attached to their lunar modules.

  3. The surface of Mars is, in places, very heavily cratered. However, Earth should just be a bright star from that distance.

  4. Craters? Gray surface? Big earth in the sky? Black sky in daytime? Yup, definitely the moon. Which sort of ruins the joke, since we’ve all seen photos of Americans on the moon and there is no Marvin.

  5. “Okay, so astronauts land on Mars and find… Marvin the Martian. What’s the joke?”

    Astronauts land on Mars and find Marvin the Martian.

  6. “This one is enormously better composed and drawn, but it is effectively the same joke as the hideous version we saw recently with Sponge Bob as the space alien.”

    Well, not really. At least Marvin is a martian. Spongebob is sponge living at the bottom of the Bikini Atoll.

  7. @ woozy – “At least Marvin is a martian.
    That’s just one of the reasons why this is a better comic. Still, I think that the fundamental incongruity is the same: “Looking for life on other planets, but discovered an animated cartoon character instead.” (Luckily, since animated drawings don’t need to breathe, they don’t have to wear space suits.)

  8. “since we’ve all seen photos of Americans on the moon”

    That’s just what they WANT you to think.

    ” This cartoon just proves that the Mars landing is a hoax, done on some soundstage on the moon.”

    As shown in the documentary film “Capricorn One”. (If you didn’t see it, here’s the plot synopsis: At the last minute, NASA decides that they can’t actually deliver astronauts to Mars, so the fake the mission on a soundstage Everything goes well, until the return capsule is destroyed on Earth re-entry. Which means there are too many surviving astronauts. So one of them escapes the soundstage and tries to return to civilization, while a whole bunch of bad government agents try to stop him.)

  9. “This cartoon just proves that the Mars landing is a hoax, done on some soundstage on the moon.”

    Now, THAT’s funny! IF I were still communicating with my FlatEarther acquaintance, I’d tell him that. I got tired of conspiracy ‘theories’, tho, and put him in my BOZO filter.

  10. The joke is that it’s really J’onn J’onnzzz and he’s shape shifted into what he THINKS is a friendlier form. Joke’s on him. (And if you don’t get that reference, I pity you.)

  11. J’onn J’onz is “The Martian Manhunter”, a comics character in the DC comics. There is a version of the character in the current “Supergirl” TV show.

  12. P.S. The correct spelling of the last name is “J’onzz“, which may be the reason that my first search attempt failed.

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