Sunday, March 04, 2012
the Untouchables TV show had just finished its successful run on TV.
Babson is still wacko, and thinks that Clark is John Dillinger and Lois his moll. He recruits them into his gang at the point of a gun. They head to his hideout, which turns out to be where the old movie company that Babson worked for has a cache of weapons. There are several sequences that follow where Clark has to protect both Lois and his secret identity. For example:
Hmmm, super-aiming must be another one of those superpowers that time forgot. But when he breaks the window with his first blast, Lois convinces herself that Clark didn't actually shoot out the candles, but that the draft from the broken window did it. The solutions get even more elaborate:
The second story is the first of the Tales of Kryptonite series that I discussed several years ago. This was an exceptionally wacky set of stories told in first person from the standpoint of a chunk of Kryptonite. You can get an idea for the stories from this panel:
Green K that not only thinks, but even tries its hand at telepathy.
The third story is the cover feature, and it's a doozy. The stage is quickly set:
One thing that I did find very amusing in this story is that while Batman and Superman are just presented pictured normally in "Luthor's" rogues gallery, Superman apparently couldn't resist poking some fun at his old buddies the Legion of Super-Seniors:
Overall comments: This issue features pretty much the entire Superman lineup of creators; the stories are written by Leo Dorfman, Otto Binder and Jerry Siegel and illustrated by Curt Swan, Al Plastino and George Papp. It's an entertaining issue, if a little too much on the goofy side.
Update: Robby Reed covered the Tales of Green Kryptonite story in this issue a month or so back.
Posted by Pat at 9:14 AM