Sunday, August 24, 2008

Can't Fly? Wrestle a Shark Instead






Here we have a 1981 book called The Superman Book of Superhuman Achievements, by a guy named Shep Steneman.






It's all about all the wonderful things "mere" humans have done, like crosscountry ballooning or gliding 900 miles unpowered or walking 478 miles in only 101 days.






The funny thing is the Andru/Orlando art that decorates various pages. The marathon page includes Lois & Jimmy in jogging suits. Or check out Supes creating a hot-air balloon.






Or, is this really how hang-gliding works?






Lots of silly fun.
And don't forget the subtext .. who needs to be able to outrace trains or leap an eighth of a mile, when you can be like Hugo Zacchini, the original Human Cannonball!

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