The Art of the Panel: DC #3


from The Boy of Steel!
(by Otto Binder, Curt Swan and Ray Burnley)
(Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #16; Oct-Nov, 1956)

8 comments:

jimkitt said...

Is she about to clunk him on the head with the shoe, or is this some inside Superman talk?

Tom Sutpen said...

No, the next panel . . . which was almost this entry . . . depicted Jimmy Olsen getting thwacked across the head with Lois Lane's shoe.

Geoff said...

here i was thinking she was aiming to place a foot between his legs...

Kreisler said...

He's wearing his special Kryptonite bowtie - there's no way she's going to make an impression

Vanwall said...

Gee, I never realized it was that kind of relationship. Opens up veritable vistas of heavy breathing dress-up sessions. "Kryptonite" - I'll bet that was the safe word. I remember a girl who had the most fetching Black Canary outfit...well, best not to go down that slope.

Tom Sutpen said...

Geoff:

DC would never have permitted anything so sordid as a knee or foot to the groin (I mean, for one thing they would have lost Grit as an advertiser forever). That kind of pornography may have been the meat, bread and fish of lurid EC Crime Comics, but DC was a wholesome outfit.

Rob:

Maybe it's a clue to the way my mind works, but the minute I read "fetching Black Canary outfit" I immediately thought of . . . Louise Brooks . . . attired in just such a thing (insert Bob Hope growl here).

Lulu does strange things to the mind of Man.

Vanwall said...

Roger that, Tom!

swac said...

I should recommend the website "Superman is a Dick" which is an amusing gallery of old Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen and Superman's Girlfriend Lois Lane comic book covers.

I just googled it, and the first one that came up featured Pat Boone crooning "a song of Superman" to Lois on a ukulele (with Superman proclaiming he "must use all my super-powers to prevent it from becoming a hit.") Love that early '60s DC stuff.