April 04, 2005
Superman is a Dick.
Back when Lois Lane & Jimmy Olsen had their own titles, Superman did some really nasty stuff to his so called "girlfriend" and "best pal". Check out some really bizarre covers. All real. Really.
12 years ago
I've seen this before and it STILL cracks me up. When I was young my friend inherited his uncle's 50's-70's comics book collection. I'd spend all day reading them and a lot of them were Superman. Many of the covers showing Superman putting his friends in trouble ended up being nothing more than a hoax or prank(Superman and Jimmy Olson were constantly pulling practical jokes on each other). It really soured me on the DC universe. I'm a Marvel man despite
Secret Wars II
. When I first saw this I was wondering if it was a
This is a double, but I can't find the damn thing. It used to have a different URL, but it moved... Maybe I should try searching MeFi, as they've posted this more than once (and thus would have the old address as well...)
js, I was thinking the same thing, and can't find it. I'll leave it up in case we're both delusional. They are pretty cool covers, though.
I never trusted Superman. He always seemed so damned republican.
Yeah, I thought it must have been on this site before, but I searched and could not find it. Sorry if it's been posted before. Ah hell, no I'm not. It's worth a second look...
Double or not, this is tops!!!
was my favourite.
slap a jap
With WAR BONDS and STAMPS! What next? Superman drops atomic weapons on Japan?
js and tracicle, you're not alone. I could frigging swear I saw this here before. But no matter. Superdickery is definitely worth revisiting.
The absolute best thing about this site is the page devoted to
SFW, unless you get fired for shooting soda out your nose.
Could it be from that time whence no posts have escaped? The hole in the archives? Arrrrrrrgh... (If I could figure out what the old site was called, it'd be easier... Arrrrrrrgh... Not so much frustration at the post, but at not being able to find it arrrrrrrgh...) Arrrrrgh.
Watch out. js is a pirate.
Glad you posted this, fuzzco66. It was originally at
; got slammed to oblivion by traffic from some popular site (Metafilter?); moved to a
transitional home at National Lampoon
; and now has room to expand in its current digs. My vote goes to
this turned-on psych-out
Let's be kind to Superman. As mentioned before, most of these stories were hoaxes, pranks, and practical jokes -- not to mention imaginary stories, or Superman under the influence of red kryptonite. And, sometimes, the covers and splash pages were deliberately misleading, and failed to appear in the actual story. Yes, after a while, it got tiring to read these brilliant but ultimately predictable plotlines. On the other hand, Marvel was much simpler. Its characters were more interesting. Marvel was always character-driven, DC plot-driven. During puberty I switched to Marvel.
"When you're ready to have a serious conversation about Superman's dickery, you have my email address."
To be Fair And Balanced about it, not
goofy comic book covers are 1960s Supermans.
Ummm, what's up with Superman's
Crap!!! Link doesn't work. Move on, nothing to see here...
might have been interested in some of Superman's dickery.
SuperFrankenstein: "With this ring, I thee...
" So totally awesome. Comics are like sex. Even when they're really bad, I can't think of much else I'd rather be doing. God I love comics. I love them so much...
"Superman did some really nasty stuff to his so called girlfriend" Good thing they never had sex, Lois would need a kryptonite iud. Think about it, i know Larry Niven has:
Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex
(nsfw if you are in Utah or the Vatican city)
Niven's article is an old favorite of mine. Audience or reader has to be willing to suspend disbelief in order to enjoy fiction.
Or reality, depending on how you might define that. The trick is to remain aware when you are doing so that you are doing it. Apperception rules!
Batman is not a dick...but a master of