Pa Kent isn’t the most observant person in the world.

§ March 6th, 2004 § Filed under Uncategorized Comments Off on Pa Kent isn’t the most observant person in the world.

(Alternate title: “Pa Kent is as dumb as a load of bricks.”)

from Adventure Comics #311 (August 1963) by Jerry Siegel, Curt Swan and George Klein

Okay, so Pa Kent looks up at the flying baby, the one that looks pretty much like baby Clark, wearing the same blue and red clothes that Superbaby is always wearing, the very same clothes made out of the Kryptonian cloth that Ma Kent had to get baby Clark to use his heat vision to cut, and he’s not 100% sure that the flying baby is really his son or not…presumably because of the green cake frosting. Because, you know, the sky above Smallville was so filled with flying babies that you never knew whose kid was whose.

On the other hand, Pa Kent not being able to recognize his son through the frosting does establish the precedent that people in the Superman universe are easily bamboozled by really stupid disguises – like, oh, say, a pair of glasses or something.

While we’re sorta on the subject, now that the Smallville TV series has established in its most recent episode that time travel is theoretically possible in its particular milieu, we are now one step closer to getting this on a future show:

from Adventure Comics #321 (June 1964) by Edmond Hamilton, John Forte, and Sheldon Moldoff

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