Wednesday, May 25, 2011

And then there was that other time...

...that Superman scooped up a handful of plasma straight from a solar prominence, which he then used as bait back on Earth to lure a runaway solar sponge, which was wreaking havoc on Metropolis Beach, in front of a giant mirror which Superman constructed using some spare construction parts, causing it go go supernova.

What can your superhero do?

(Thank god there always seemed to be a spare construction yard around during the silver age)

Script by Edmond Hamilton
Pencils by Dick Sprang
Inks by Stan Kaye

World's Finest Comics #96
The Super-Foes From Planet X
September 1958
Copyright (c) DC Comics


  1. That pose looks positively Boring-esque. Could Sprang have been using Boring's templates?

  2. Interesting observation, as it sure does.

    I'm no scholar of the golden age, but they were both active on their respective titles at the same time. At the very least, I'm sure it's possible that Sprang was drawing Superman in the "house" style of the time.

    Unfortunately, we'll have to wait for a Batman expert to turn up, as my pre-1960 comics collection is pretty much limited to Superman books, and I'm only just now starting to actively look for World's Finest issues.

  3. I've been exposed to very little Golden Age, in general. And certainly, I don't know much about World's Finest. Wish I did. I'll be curious to see what some Bat-Fan has to say on the topic.