Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Super Quiz #1

Here's a quick Super Quiz for today's post.

What is the significance of posting this cover today, on the 15th of March?

I'll post the answers in the comments section tomorrow, if no one speaks up.

Pencils by Curt Swan
Inks by George Klein

Superman #157
November 1962
Copyright (c) DC Comics


  1. The only thing I can think of is that, in Act 1 Scene 2 of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar", Cassius describes once saving Caesar from drowning, and on page 9 of the cover story of Superman #157, Supes rescues Quex-Ul from the same fate.
    That's all I got.

  2. P.S. I really like your blog, especially since the "The Daily Superman" hasn't been so daily.

  3. PPS I just noticed Caesar's description of Cassius in the same scene:
    "Such men as he be never at heart's ease
    Whiles they behold a greater than themselves
    And therefore are they very dangerous."
    which sounds like an apt desription of the Post-Crisis Luthor.

  4. Hey wordsmith! Thanks for the kind words about the blog, as they're always appreciated.

    As for your guess...you're definitely on the right track with the Caesar reference, but you've obviously given this far more thought than I did!

    I wonder if I still have that copy of "Julius Ceasar" that I read 25 years ago?

  5. Here's the answer to yesterday's Super Quiz.

    The date yesterday was March 15th...which is the Ides Of March...which is the date that Julius Caesar was assassinated...thus making Perry White's proclamation of "Great Caesar's Ghost" appropriately timed!

    Hats off to wordsmith who was on the right track, so we'll give him the win!

  6. You're too kind, TomO

    I can't believe I missed that; geez, I can be such a ditz.