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Off THEIR Minds: Where Can Superheroes Go On Vacation?

Comic book tell us what they think about heroes going on vacation.

Once again comic book creators are put on the spot and give answers to the questions you want to hear. Or at least answers to the questions I want to hear. Last summer I brought up the question of where can superheroes go on vacation. Superheroes have two things preventing them from fully enjoying some time to themselves. First, they have a sense of duty when it comes superheroics. Second, they are like celebrities in that most of them can't really go out in public without causing a scene among their fans. 
 
At last October's Long Beach Comic Con, I asked some comic book creators what they thought on the subject. You've seen what I had to say on the matter. Now let's hear what they have to say. 
Where do you think they can go on vacation? Should they be able to take time off or are they bound to their duties of saving lives?  
 
Stay tuned for the next installment of Off THEIR Minds, coming soon. 
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Posted by gui22

Locheed is lucky!

Edited by Xenozoic Shaman

Doctors save lives all the time, and there's never an end to people needing medical aid.  They manage to say "enough is enough", realize that they can only do so much, and take time off for vacations.  I don't see how comic book heroes are any different.    

Posted by Outside_85

Should they go on vacations? Definitely, would break the flow of the comics where they walk from one disaster to another and even people like Batman need the break, especially Batman, or he will risk dying from a stress related condition. 
 
Will they? Only if you are the X-Men i think, since they want to be like normal people with normal lives, but trouble just singels them out all the time.

Posted by xkoenig

That art of Domino and Cable is awful! Sorry to the artist who did it, but man, just wrong...

Posted by weapon154

Yep. Let some other good writer take care of it.

Edited by ohrenclez

IF (and that's a big if) they have the opportunity to go on vacation, they should ask Ganthet if they could spend their vacation on Odym   
 
 


This really seems like the perfect planet to spend your vacation without any disturbances, given that there aren't any universal disasters at hand :D

Posted by GraveSp

Herogasm?

Posted by TheShaneTrane

I remember those Marvel Swimsuit Specials. 
Psylocke in the waterfall. Sexy Morbius in the swamp. And She Hulk wherever the hell she wanted to be. 
 
I say it's time for a come back. Does the MAX line still exist?

Posted by Doctor!!!!!

SUPERHERO SPRING BREAK!!!!!!!  
WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! 
What an excellent time for superhero vacationing!!
Posted by Icemizer

Well Herogasm showed us that those supers really can party it up when they need to and inventing a reason to leave is very simple. In a more normal universe however most heroes should find time away from their daily activites. Even Batman need some down time to recharge the batteries and refocus on what he is doing. Without giving the brain time to slow down you will eventually become fatigued. Even Odin needs to rest sometimes.
Posted by EisforExtinction

Posted by Aetheldod

Must definite , we all need a break from time to time , but I don't know  whats with every one always saying that beaches = only places for vacations ... there are so many places out there even a simple hotel get away is nice from time to time

Posted by ImperiousRix

Man, swimsuit issues.  Remember those? 
Anyway, I think Krul and Palmiotti have it right.  Off planet's the only way to go.

Posted by JonesDeini
@Xenozoic Shaman: Indeed, if cops take time off so should heroes. They have the rights to a life just like we do. 
Posted by leokearon

Isn't there in Star Trek a holiday planet, Raiza or something like that? maybe the various comicverses should have something like that

Posted by Kid_Zombie
@EisforExtinction: ha ha I actually still have that card!
 
 
Sure they can vacation! Have any of the other 5 thousand superheroes fill in for you for a week. Go to cottage country here in canada, no one will bother you and its just You, a J, a beer sitting on a dock by the lake. Perfect. Damn. Cant wait for summer.
Posted by SinfulPrincelv

you would think all the heros would rotate their duties so that while one is away on vacation the others will be watching over the city. For example While Bruce Wayne was lost in time, The others in the bat family took over. wouldn't it be the same thing if he were to go on vacation?

Posted by Joe Venom

Ya gotta love Jimmy Palmiotti he always has the best answers, shame on you Dustin that was such a cheesy response. 
 
For powerhouses/savage heroes a trip to the Savageland it would be fun to throw on a loincloth and live off the land and they won't have to hold back.
 
Royalty such as Namor or Black Panther, are always on vacation when they are not in their respected kingdoms, just think about it they have no responsibilities, diplomatic immunities, and the woman love them. 
 
If I was a hero I would vaca on Mogo
 


 

Posted by ArtisticNeedham

Superman has his Fortress of Solitude, but really they don't because the readers don't want to see that, and the artists and writers don't want to show that.  Thats why they always have to include a threat during their vacation that they have to stop, or have a secondary story where, while the hero is on vacation, the threat that is elsewhere is being handled.

Posted by dewboy01

GFT Swimsuit Cover w/o Text

Anyone got any sunscreen?
Posted by guardiandevil801

on an abandoned island
Posted by MTHarman

You know what's funny, with these TMZ like blogs, i'm still waiting to see how superheroes manage to pay their taxes, that would be very interesting to know which hero fails to do their taxes.
Posted by xerox_kitty

I like the idea of Thing vacationing with Angelina Jolie ;)

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Posted by Mr. Kamikaze

I think JT Krul wants to go to an alien Tahiti o.o

Posted by IkarosZ

Alternate utopian universe and return the moment they left
Posted by Neverpraying

I think super heroes do need some time off from time to time.

Posted by BoOMbOoMpOw

They should go on an unknown Island .

Posted by AssertingValor
@william knowles:
this is hot!
Posted by dvorak
@Joe Venom said:
If I was a hero I would vaca on Mogo
 
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The planet that's a superhero is always on vacation.
Posted by QuantomMan
@dvorak said:
" @Joe Venom said:
If I was a hero I would vaca on Mogo
 
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The planet that's a superhero is always on vacation. "
lol that's hilarious
Posted by NightFang
@dvorak said:
" @Joe Venom said:
If I was a hero I would vaca on Mogo
 
  "
The planet that's a superhero is always on vacation. "
Posted by The Impersonator

Paradise Island would be a great place for vacation.

Posted by conformist21

danger room with no danger and nice island theme

Posted by sladewilson30

if they want to

Posted by Whitley

 
Geeze, I thought everyone knew all the Marvel and DC heroes hang out at Stan's Place.

Posted by comicfetish

the Love Boat

Posted by bringdeath
@william knowles:
Thank you!
Posted by EGoD

The ABC islands are nice and remote, expensive though, I doubt any superhero would really go to Hedonism, some of those Jamaican's might snap a shot or two  (in my 15 plus years in the business I've only sold Hedonism once).  Tahiti or Fiji would be nice, if they can afford it, any place remote and void of television and internet.   But if there are any super heroes out there that want to go on vacation tell them to give me a call.
Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir

Garth Ennis's answer is..... an orgy! Shocker.

Edited by Darkmount1
@william knowles:
Now just plop Robbie (Speedball) Baldwin and Adam-X right there, and you get only one word from both: 
 
SHWING!! 
 
That actually looks like a straight version of the SNL "Schmitts Gay" commercial.
Posted by greenenvy

I am curious of what happened to the swimsuit editions? They should bring them back they where sexy to look at since marvel does not put out any visual candy. 

Posted by sparty-dbq
@xkoenig said:
" That art of Domino and Cable is awful! Sorry to the artist who did it, but man, just wrong... "
Really.  Dom looks like a post-op tranny with jaundice.
Edited by ZombieFanatic
@sparty-dbq said:

" @xkoenig said:

" That art of Domino and Cable is awful! Sorry to the artist who did it, but man, just wrong... "

Really.  Dom looks like a post-op tranny with jaundice. "
hahahahaha!!!!!................What i wanna know is why the hell does cable have a "Speedo"
(too disturbing for words)..... on? I always thought he was a trunks kinda guy.......
Posted by Lovingdamnation

one of my fav vids on this site.

Posted by elayem98
@Xenozoic Shaman said:
" Doctors save lives all the time, and there's never an end to people needing medical aid.  They manage to say "enough is enough", realize that they can only do so much, and take time off for vacations.  I don't see how comic book heroes are any different.       
doctors save lives, superheroes save lives, citys, planets, and universes. that is way more guilt than a doctor wud have. also doctors would have a backup doctor, its not like when a doctor goes on vacation the hospital is empty of doctors
Posted by maxicere

Temiscira.. with a lot a sexy amazons !!!! It's the best place

Posted by Xenozoic Shaman
@elayem98 said:
" @Xenozoic Shaman said:
" Doctors save lives all the time, and there's never an end to people needing medical aid.  They manage to say "enough is enough", realize that they can only do so much, and take time off for vacations.  I don't see how comic book heroes are any different.       
doctors save lives, superheroes save lives, citys, planets, and universes. that is way more guilt than a doctor wud have. also doctors would have a backup doctor, its not like when a doctor goes on vacation the hospital is empty of doctors "
There are more than enough superheroes around to pick up the slack.  There are organizations of heroes, many heroes have friends who are superheroes as well.  It's their own fault if they don't make use of their allies to take some R&R.
Posted by InnerVenom123
@Whitley said:
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Geeze, I thought everyone knew all the Marvel and DC heroes hang out at Stan's Place.

"

EPIC REFERENCE.

Posted by PowerHerc

Namora remembering her tryst with Hercules
Hercules and Namora enjoying a hot spring
They can find an uninhabited tropical island, like Herc and Namora did, and then get it on, like Herc and Namora did.
Posted by KRYPTON

There is always the Savage Land, I think that is where Marvel heroes/villains vacationed in that swimsuit issue or something of that nature.

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