Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Security, Silly Putty, and Superman

What a combo!

This is the next page of Superman #176.  The Comic Book Database tells us that "Professor Eureka" ran from 1952 to 1966 in various DC comics.  Comic Vine reports that it was another gag strip by Henry Boltinoff.

Regarding this particular edition, ain't it just like an egghead to make all these precautions and throw it away like that?  The same behavior obtains today as people buy a candy bar and a diet pop, or drive rudely on the highway to make it to church on time.  Ah, humanity!

Silly Putty is still around, of course, and it WILL lift print or comics from a newspaper.  But don't try that trick on one of today's comic books -- they're too glossy and improved, dontcha know.

Here is the first page of our cover story.  Both the tale (script by Leo Dorfman; art by Swan & Klein) and its telling are superb.  We start out with a seemingly odd occurrence, and eventually find an explanation.  This particular story illuminates some Kryptonian past, as well as examining the impact of "total truth" on society.

Regarding this first page ...  Don't you love the "BOFFF!" sound effect in Panel One when the kid crowns Superman?  And isn't Superman's honesty at the Baby Pageant refreshing?  What a great expression on his face as he lays out the "rude" facts.

See you next time!


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