Monday, March 21, 2011

Scary monsters

In a rare Superman 101 exclusive, we have uncovered original story notes from Jim Shooter to Curt Swan for the lead story in Action Comics #451.

JS: All right Curt, we need a really scary monster for page 12.

CS: How about a beast with horns!

JS: Nah, been done.

CS: We could do one that spits acid?

JS: Borrring...

CS: Two heads? The kid's love a beast with two heads!

JS: No, I'm thinking of a giant! Give him six arms and no shoulders, and instead of a head give him a bowl of bananas!

CS: A bowl of bananas? Are you sure?

JS: Yeah, you're right...that might be too scary. Why don't you give him a banana peel mustache as well, and we'll call it a day.

Script by Jim Shooter
Pencils by Curt Swan
Inks by Jose Luis Garcia Lopez

Action Comics #451
The Great Super-Hero Contest!
September 1975
Copyright (c) DC Comics


  1. Wow--2 LOL's with one panel. Impressive.

  2. All right, two-in-one!

    I guess I can knock off early today, thanks!