Category Archives: Superman and Friends – Comic Book Humor and Parody

Silver Age Comics: Jimmy Olsen the Roughneck (and I still hate Lucy Lane)

by Robert Gillis 5/2010
What was so special about the silver age of comic books? Read about it HERE

The amazing Adam at Comics make No Sense beat me to running this silver-age gem, but it’s been on my to do list for a year. The story is from Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen #61, published in June, 1962, and while I agree with Adam that it is indeed, “…the most bitch-slap-centric, and therefore perhaps one of the most awesome, stories in the history of the medium,” there is SOOOOO much more to make fun of in this story, that it reads as almost a PARODY of silver age stories (and that my friends, takes work).

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Silver Age Comics: Spanking your super kids, a great reason for Superman not to marry, and Cluck Kent! And we still hate Lucy Lane.

by Robert Gillis 6/2009
What was so special about the silver age of comic books? Read about it HERE

  • So Superman spotted the trouble from … (Wait for it) … ANOTHER GALAXY???!!!
  • Just how the hell fast is Superman, anyway? Even if he’s talking about Andromeda, the closest galaxy to Earth, that’s 2.5 MILLION light-years away. In other words, it would take two and a half million years traveling at the SPEED OF LIGHT to get there!
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Silver Age Comic Books: Superman stops the LITTERBUG, Super-Kink, and the GLOP falls in love with Wonder-Girl!

by Robert Eldirao Gillis 7/2008
What was so special about the silver age of comic books? Read about it HERE

This panel is from a 1960s story called, “The Great DC Contest” and up to this point in the narrative the Bizzaro-Supermen have been rampaging across the world, destroying historical landmarks and causing a big mess. So where’s Superman?

Um, stopping a little boy from LITTERING.

Yeah.

Y’know in the movie when Martha Kent says to Clark, “Your father always said you were put here for a reason?”

This ain’t it.

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Silver Age Comics: The Silver Age Superboy!

by Robert Gillis 4/2008
What was so special about the silver age of comic books? Read about it HERE

Pa: “Um, Clark, we discovered you in the rocket and raised you from infancy, remember? We know you’re Superboy.”

Superboy: “Oh, right!”


Clark Kent: “Well, it’s Saturday night, so I’m going into my secret basement and use my mind-prober ray to relive forgotten adventures on Krypton when I was a baby — you know I have total recall but occasional exposures to green Kryptonite have caused certain lapses in that memory so I designed the mind prober ray based on the blueprints my brilliant scientist father Jor-El included in my rocket ship.”

Ma Kent: “Um, we know that, Clark.

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Silver Age Superman Comics Review: The irresistible Lois Lane


by Robert Gillis

What was so special about the silver age of comic books? Read about it HERE

Superman’s Girlfriend Lois Lane #29: “The Irresistible Lois Lane”

OVERVIEW: After receiving a mysterious vase of flowers, and spotting Krypto (Superman’s dog) writing an “L” in the sky with a flaming torch, Lois Lane decides to do a story on kissing super-heroes. After getting all dressed up, Lois seeks out Green Arrow, Aquaman, and Batman, and passionately kisses each of them.

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Looking back on the Super Monkey from Krypton

by Robert Gillis

What was so special about the silver age of comic books? Read about it HERE

In the 1960s, the Superman comics (Silver Age) got mighty silly with the addition of Streaky the super cat, Krypto the super dog, Comet the super horse and yes, Beppo the super monkey, and many others. Let’s take another, closer look at Beppo, shall we?

“Beppo was an experimental monkey Superboy’s father, Jor-El, used to determine whether his son could survive space conditions.

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What was the Silver Age of comic books? Superman, Batman, Superboy, etc.

Welcome to The SILVER AGE of comic books!

Silly! Sexist! Preposterous! Implausible! Absurd! Written for a nine-year old audience but still beloved when those kids grew up!
The SILVER AGE! Coincidence upon ridiculous coincidence! Elaborate ruses! Silly plots! Adults behaving like 4th graders! Super villains with galactically overelaborate plans and easily-escapable deathtraps!

The SILVER AGE! Exposition — enough exposition in every single panel to clue someone as stupid as a bag of hammers into EVERY detail of the story!

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