Oy! This week was a bit more action-packed than I would have thought, but that's no reason to ignore Action Comics #176:
Did you know that Superman used to work for Halliburton?
Yeah, I know... not very timely, but I stand by it.
Oh, Lois... we all know that Superman plus a million bucks is making your ovaries explode. You're not kidding anyone... you've never wanted him more.
Although I think her use of the term "miser" is what really has her in a snit. It's not that Supes is bringing home some cheddar, it's that he isn't spending it on Lois that's the real problem.
Check out this plot from the Congo Bill feature...
The first thing I thought was, of course, Old Yeller. But this comic came out a solid 4 years before the movie. And, just so you'll know how incredibly thorough I am, the Old Yeller book upon which the movie was based came out 3 years after this ish of Action Comics.
Was Fred Gipson, author of the Old Yeller book, inspired by something he read in Action Comics? It's entirely possible, because Action has always been a popular title. You just never know.
See you Monday!