Presenting DC’s best comic book.

§ July 8th, 2010 § Filed under Uncategorized § 17 Comments

house ad from Superman #247 (Jan 1972)

I’m sure you were as startled as I was.

17 Responses to “Presenting DC’s best comic book.”

  • Joe S. Walker says:

    Shouldn’t that be “Superman, why are we flying upside-down?”

  • Lois’ boots are pretty startling…

  • Nimbus says:

    I didn’t know Lois and Supes were starring in Inception.

  • Phantasm says:

    I think this is Supes proving to himself just how stupid Lois is. I mean look at his face. He’s realizing his Clark “disguise” isn’t as clever as he thought.

  • John Parker says:

    A sudden rush of blood to the head there,Lois.

  • Trinity Moses says:

    Well, of course it’s DC’s best. Lady Danger is in it.

  • Rich Handley says:

    Lois is totally rocking that ’50s diner waitress/dominatrix outfit.

  • Some people have no sense of perspective.

  • damanoid says:

    As I recall, this was the lead-in to that classic year-long story arc where Superman flew upside-down across America.

    In all seriousness, I bet this comic totally paid off in entertainment value. IS the world really UPSIDE-DOWN? What SUPER-FOE is responsible? 48 pages of pure, delightful acid-smelling pulpy goofiness for a quarter.

  • Nat Gertler says:

    You know, I never realized before that Lois wasn’t his girlfriend, merely his girl friend. In this case, I suppose a friend with benefits (if you consider being saved from every supercriminal whose lair you dare to sneak into a “benefit”. I know I would.)

    But you’d figure that an experienced reporter like Ms. Lane would be able to recognize Australia when she saw it.

  • Jim Kosmicki says:

    well – Rose and the Thorn WAS one of DC’s best at that time, and it was startling to get those stories in Lois Lane. I also liked a lot of the “relevant” stories that Lois Lane did for several years there, and it was startling to have those kind of stories in Lois Lane.

  • Anonymous says:

    Yes, Johnny, her boobs are pretty startling…

  • Anonymous says:

    How about showing the ad for the startling 70’s SWAMP THING #1, before it came out?

    Was it really supposed to come out on August 10, 1972–but was delayed two weeks until August 31st, the date that was stamped on the back cover? Just curious, Mikester– You should be the expert on this, Startling Sterling.

    PS, DON’T IGNORE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous says:

    “Delayed three weeks”, I mean, where’s the edit button?

  • Tom K Mason says:

    “Best” probably meant something different back in the go-go 1970s. Language is constantly evolving.

  • Kumar says:

    Actually, if this were one of the Kurt Schaffenberger issues, it might actually be in the running…


  • Stuart Moore says:

    Actually, I believe this is the issue where Superman and Lois take drugs and trip. That’s why the world is upside down. I’m not kidding.