This wonderful comic book is cover-dated October, 1963. As we pass through its pages we'll be having an everyday experience. Comic books had an average paid circulation of over 240,000 issues, and kids were learning through the world around them about right and wrong, good guys and bad guys.
What greater good guy could there be, than Superman?
Just now, while bloviating, I noticed an anomaly on this cover. WHERE IS THE PRICE? There should be "12¢" somewhere across the top of the page.
The text for this page sets out to examine what is a received truth for DC's superheroes. Everybody knows why a Secret Identity is needed! It's too, umm -- I mean, to make sure that, well, ummm ....
I guess we'll read the story and see!
The terraces of frightened onlookers were appropriated for my portmanteau art for October 2015's Blog-o-Ween.
Lex Luthor, while hating Superman, is also an astute student of pop culture, given that he quotes Jackie Gleason's signature line, "How Sweet It Is!" which Gleason first introduced earlier this same year in the film Papa's Delicate Condition.
Join us Wednesday for a few pages that begin this story, as we travel page-by-page through a wonderful bit of American life from the bright side of the 1960s.