Monday, August 31, 2015

What Else Would a Gigantic Ape Eat?

Starting the week off right with a look at Superman #147.

Hmmmm... I don't know that he's got Superman checkmated.  It seems like this problem generally solves itself with a flight of stairs.  Then again, this guy is wearing a helmet.  A little extra pushy-pushy might be in order.

Here's a short story that should become a series:

Titano?  Always awesome because gorillas in comics are always awesome.  Krypto?  Double the awesome factor.

What could make it even better?  This:

Yup.  A giant gorilla fighting dinosaurs.


Could it be any more awesome?  Not without a bunch of gigantic bananas!

And here we go:

Hold it... did Krypto just talk?  Holy jumping heck, the dog just talked!

Too much awesome for one day.

See you tomorrow!

Friday, August 28, 2015

In Which Superman Hits on a Fish Lady while Jimmy Makes a Pass at Lois

Whenever that mermaid shows up, there's almost always blog material.  Such was the case with Superman #139:

Hmmmmm.... I can't imagine the response I would get if I started taking pictures of a married woman to keep in the old "Fortress of Solitude," if you know what I mean.  And I love how he presumes her husband won't mind.  Not that Superman would bother asking the guy.  What's her husband going to do if he does have a problem with it?  Unless he finds some Kryptonite on the ocean floor, I think his objections would be duly noted and ignored.

Is Jimmy macking on Lois?  I think he is.  "Come to my apartment and I'll show you what Superman is doing."  Winkety wink wink wink.  Lois has every cause to be concerned.  That's some Fun with out of Context Dialogue / Artwork (tm!) right there!

Hey!  It's time for a CMNS Moment... of Comic Book Greatness! (tm!)

This has been a CMNS Moment... of Comic Book Greatness! (tm!)

Let's jump ahead a couple of issues to Superman #141:

Marry him... be his hostage... it's six of one, half dozen of the other, really.  Beloved will tell you that.  You might as well go with marriage because there are tax breaks.

Hey!  Random Sucker Punch! (tm)!

Land sakes, indeed!

I looked it up, by the way, and "land sakes" was a polite way of saying "for the Lord's sake."  Kind of like "heck" and "gosh."  We learned something today!

And now, another episode of...

Did I put away my marijuana? (tm!)

This has been another episode of...

Did I put away my marijuana? (tm!)

See you Monday!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Superman vs. a Giant Ant! YEAH!

Here's kind of a fun moment from comic book history, courtesy of Superman #61:

Did you figure it out?  If you guessed it was the first issue where we learned Superman is vulnerable to magic, that would have been a mighty fine guess.  But Swami Riva was a fraud, so this particular turn of events is actually the first appearance of Kryptonite!  It was that little jewel in his turban!

Although if we're going to be completely accurate (and by golly, that's what we are here at CMNS), that red jewel would have been red Kryptonite, which causes all kinds of bizarre things to happen to Big Blue.  But one thing it does not do nor has ever done is have physically draining effects like the green variety.  So, I can't explain why Superman got so weak, either.

Here's a title that got my attention:

Giant ants defeating Superman?  SHUT UP AND TAKE MY DIME!

I quit reading there because I'm sure Superman cheated later.

See you tomorrow!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Pilot of the Airwaves, Here is Superman's Request...

Superman #61... where you can see Superman giving a Random Spanking (tm!) to the Prankster:

Hmmmm... I strongly suspect this is how Maroon 5 became successful.

But you can't fault the content of the programming:

I would totally tune into any program with the theme, "What Makes Superman So Stupid".

See?  That's broadcasting gold, I tells ya!

I mean, you leave it up to Superman and what do you get?  This:

Yes... the man tap-danced on the radio.


Oh, and the title of today's blog came from this golden oldie:

Try and get that earworm out of your head!

See you tomorrow!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Superman is Clark Kent? Hey, I Didn't See NOTHIN'...

From Superman #48, we have Luthor stealing the sun:

A) Yes, this is meant to symbolic.  Otherwise, the sun is a lot smaller than we give it credit for.

B) Superman's response is hilarious to me.  "Come back with the sun, Luthor.  You thief!"  That's not the level of umbrage that I would think stealing the sun might warrant, but...

Hey!  Let's watch Lois get kidnapped some more!

Lois Lane... If you're too busy to just snatch her off the street, she'll deliver herself to you.

Let's do one more, just for the heck of it:

The classics never get old.  Speaking of which:

Don't ever walk in on Clark switching identities.  We all know that.  But some people have to learn the hard way:

Happens every time.  Seriously, if you find out Superman is Clark Kent, you should keep it to yourself.

See you tomorrow!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Another Superman Forgotten Power

You can't go wrong when you start off the week with Superman #45:

Lois Lane has an existential crisis.

Hey!  Random Slap! (tm!)

Here's an awesome moment: Superman loses a hand-to-hand fight with an alien, fair and square:

But then we see a power I'll bet you didn't know Superman had:

Yes.  Telepathy. 

Just in case he wasn't too overpowered to be interesting before, now we're just piling the powers on.  Yeesh.

Superman is such an awful character.  He really is.

See you tomorrow!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Superman, Corn on the Cob, and Giant Mechanical Cockroaches

Superman #43 had the first appearance of Professor Hector Thwistle.

Who was awesome:


Here's a power I don't understand:

Yeah, the Golden Age Flash did a similar thing, and it didn't make much sense when he did it, either.  I guess what I don't understand is that if Superman can effectively make himself invisible, why didn't he do it all the time?  That would have been dang handy on many, many occasions but you don't see it happening.  I think he actually forgot he had that power over time.  I guess when you have so many... 

Here is the first time Superman fought what I believe is a gigantic mechanical cockroach:

I know.  You're welcome.

And now, another edition of...

Shut up, Lois. (tm!)

Shut up, Lois. (tm!)