Thursday, July 16, 2015

In Which Superman Permits His Features to Return to Their Normal Proporitons

Let's finish up our look at Superman #5.  By now, I'm sure readers were starting to wonder why Superman's costume never tore amidst all the bullets and bombs and whatnot striking it.  This is what they came up with:

It's special.  And that's going to have to feed the proverbial bullfrog because comics were only ten cents and no one was making enough money to really give it any additional thought.

Here's a weird power he had back in the day:

Well, if he could stop his own heart from beating, I suppose it's marginally feasible that he'd have this kind of control over his facial muscles.  But although he did it a few times, he'd eventually lose that particular ability.  Because heat rays coming from his eyes would make so much more sense.

Still no flying, so check out what it looked like when he carried passengers:

Great jumping heck, did you have to carry the guy backwards?  It would be unnerving enough to be carried around while someone is jumping a hundred feet at a time, but that's just awful.  And you know the guy wants to say something, but what do you do?  You don't want to cheese off Superman.  Especially back in the day.  He killed people back then.

See you tomorrow!


Railbus said...

He can change his facial features and the best disguise he has to conceal his secret identity is a pair of glasses and a hat?!?!!

Adam Barnett said...

It actually kinda makes some sort of sense if he'd kept that power. Otherwise, the pair of glasses shouldn't work, especially with Lois (pre-reveal), Jimmy, Perry, Luthor, and other people who saw both identities up close.

And actually, I'm now kicking myself for not using "permitting features to return to their normal proportions" as a Fun with Out of Context Dialogue! (tm!)