I was all prepared to talk about how insane this Six Flags Green Lantern roller coaster looks — seriously, I can’t even imaging not throwing up while riding this thing — particularly the massive ninja throwing stars that seem to separate the passengers. But now I can’t stop thinking about the Superman ride, and how a roller coaster called “Escape from Krypton” should be exclusively for babies. Strap ’em in and just launch ’em across the park, Jor-El style, bitches. The babies would probably still vomit less than the people on the Green Lantern ride, though. (Via Comics Alliance)
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