I learned some things from Supes in Superman #32.
The Golden Age Superman had to eat. This makes sense, because this was still about 20 years before it would become canon that Superman got his powers from our yellow sun. If he got his powers from a yellow sun, he wouldn't have to eat because he absorbs solar energy like a plant.
So, everything before Superman #146 (1961) was an entirely different Superman because this guy had to eat and the character who had the "yellow sun as a source of powers that I absorb like some houseplant" angle doesn't. So there it is. Experts say there is no clear start for the Silver Age of Comics, and I say "BALDERDASH!" It started right there:
Which, as you look at the cover, stands to reason. You heard it here first: The Silver Age began with Superman #146 and ended with the Crisis on Infinite Earths Crossover. As if I hadn't already contributed enough to the comics community. I know... I just give and give. I can't stop myself. It's almost a sickness.
Oh, and the Golden Age Superman liked to knit:
Well, I don't think Superman is exactly the Gold Standard of What's Cool, fella. You shouldn't be ashamed for no other reason than you like to knit and it doesn't hurt anybody. Word.
Lois Lane started getting a solo feature around issue #28. I didn't have high hopes for it until I found this panel.
I know, right? I'm going to be reading the Lois Lane solo stories very carefully if we're talking about seals and monkeys!
Here is Superman #40, let's check out another installment of
Lois Lane... Susie's Least Favorite Aunt. (tm!)
This has been another installment of
Lois Lane... Susie's Least Favorite Aunt (tm!)
See you tomorrow!