Let's finish up our look at Superman #14. He's still not flying, but he can jump like nobody's business:
You know, I can kind of accept this because they never tell you how long it takes Supes to jump the length of the continent. Although I always thought Metropolis was near the East Coast, so I'm not sure if he was really jumping over the length of the continent if he was heading to Europe. Then again, I'm an American so my knowledge of geography is highly suspect.
It's this part I have a hard time with:
Okay, are they saying the Superman could jump the entire length of the ocean at once? Because if not, he's got a problem. He's not going to be able to jump again without planting his feet on something, and I don't think the surface tension of the water is going to cut it. I suppose he could go down to the ocean floor and propel himself up, but that's some mighty slow going. I'd just jump as far as I could and swim super-fast the rest of the way.
Anyway, he's on his way to open up a Checking Account of Whoopass under this guy's name:
Yeah. Totally not Hitler, right? It's Razkal, dictator of Oxnalia.
Totally not Hitler. In fact, let's just call him "Not Hitler."
Here "Not Hitler" meets a disguised Superman:
So then Superman decides to take out the country's military forces:
Which is fine, but not nearly as satisfying as if he had done to someone who looked like Hitler who actually was Hitler. I mean, it's not like anyone can't tell who "Not Hitler" is supposed to be in reference to. Then again, I guess you couldn't end the story the same way if it was Hitler. Although that just made me wonder why Superman didn't turn around and go after Hitler next.
I'm waaaaaay overthinking it, aren't I? Let's smooth my furrowed brow with some Random Ray Usage! (tm!):
Random Ray Usage! (tm!)
See you tomorrow!