Foxtrot Pokes at iPad, Flash

Foxtrot cartoon strip writer Bill Amend took a good natured jab at Apple, Adobe, the iPad and Flash on Sunday. Apple blocked Adobe’s Flash player from the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad and instead has pushed HTML5 and CSS.

The strip shows Apple CEO Steve Jobs telling super heros that the iPad is the future of comics and will save them. When DC’s Flash asks if the iPad will save him, however, Mr. Jobs says that he’s out of luck.

Mr. Amend’s strip underscores the ongoing battle between Apple and Adobe over Internet standards, and shows how far into mainstream culture both company’s products reach.

The complete strip is available online at the Foxtrot Web site, Flash not required.