It's no secret that I'm not a huge fan of Superman, but there is one thing about the Big Blue Boy Scout that I dearly love:
In this issue, Bizarro's started employing Bizarro logic, which is where they say the opposite of what they mean. All the time. It's like in elementary school when someone would declare it was "Opposite Day," only it never ended.
It was still a pretty new concept, which explains why the jury is finding Superman "guilty" and not "innocent." It takes a while to get used to Bizarro logic, and this story is more of a transition to it, because it's not followed 100%.
First a little origin for those of you not hip to the scene:
Okay, the ray only makes imperfect duplicates. Got that?
Anyhoo, Bizarro eventually made a duplicate of Lois Lane that was a "Bizarro Lois" (or "Lois Bizarro," as the case may be. They leave Earth to find their own world, which makes its first appearance in this issue.
But they aren't there long before Bizarro Lois (who, if she's really the opposite of Lois Lane, should be a rational woman of great decorum and self-restraint) gets lonely. So, Bizarro starts making copies of Bizarro Lois so she'll have someone else to complain to.
Now, if this were truly Bizarro World, all the women would be direct with one another and no one would be looking to take digs at the others. But again, the idea of a situation employing complete Bizzarro logic just isn't quite there:
At this point, while I hate to be that guy, I have to point something out: If the machine makes imperfect duplicates, why is the machine making perfect copies of Bizarro and Bizarro Lois? I mean, a perfect copy of an imperfect thing is still a perfect thing?
They keep cranking out the copies until...
And, back to the comic:
But on Bizarro World, wouldn't the boss do the work while they employees sat around and barked orders?
Okay... nice one.
But on Bizarro World, wouldn't the restaurant pay me for eating there?
I know. I sound like "Comic Book Guy" from The Simpsons.
Anyhoo, Superman finds himself running foul of Bizarro Code:
This would later become the template for television shows on basic cable television networks in the United States.
The trial goes on:
Hey, I thought these trials were supposed to be the opposite of how trials were ran here! Looks like another day at the office to me!
I kid, of course.... sorta.
All things considered, even a flawed in not-being-flawed-enough Bizarro story rocks.
See you Monday!