The whole Dr. Metropolis, "MY CITY?" bit is paraphrased from a Shade speech in James Robinson's Starman. It's one of Joe Metro (Real-Life Dr. Metropolis)'s favorite speeches in comics and he'll totally recite it to you if you're interested.
I threw that bit of speech in MS1 just for him.
Actually I write A LOT of Monkey Squad One for that dude. It's really cool if you like it too, but Joe's my audience. I like it when he likes it. If Joe laughs I know it's funny. Joe's the first person to read my new scripts and see penciled pages. He's the only person that knows where the story's going and the only opinion I (most of the time) listen to.
Joe's been behind me since the first page. It's a pleasure to write my good friend as the kind-of-villain-but-mostly-super-hero he was meant to be.
Every page is for him as much as it's for me.
NEXT WEEK: GIANT ASSES GET KICKED!!!!