Starting off the week with another first (I think)! It's not often I find Fun with Out of Context Dialogue (tm!) in ads, but here it is as we look at Action Comics #268!
I admit... those are novel choices, but I've already got "too fat" and "poor at sports" in my inventory, if you know what I mean. If there was a category called "should be ashamed of your body but not so much that you're willing to lay off the Pringles," I'd have that covered as well. Still, I give them credit for not making inflated promises.
Anyway, you may recall that Superman had run into Hercules, and everything was going pretty well until a woman entered the picture (ain't that always the way?). Which gave rise to this great piece of dialogue:
I'm going to work, "Is that clear, Hercules?" into my daily conversations.
Hey! Random Slap! (tm!)
I've got to say that the conflict was kind of a let-down. They didn't really fight each other directly, opting instead to try and outdo each other with super stunts. Which, considering the 12 labors of Hercules of myth, could have been a homage to that, but I don't think anyone was thinking that hard about it.
It's not just love. It's SUPER-love! Because anything to do with Superman is SUPER-whatever. Insert your own "what happens in the toilet at the Fortress of Solitude" joke here.
Hey! It's SUPER-Women's Intuition!
And before you ask... they put the thought balloon on the wrong girl. That's Supergirl on the left in her civilian ID and an imposter on the right. I guess the imposter fooled the letterer, which is kind of funny in it's own way.
See you tomorrow!