Dare you enter…Superboy’s Souvenir Hall of Horrors?

§ June 17th, 2011 § Filed under superman § 13 Comments

Seriously, you can’t just drop something like a “super-intelligent but war-like race of mutant ants” into a story and never mention them ever again:

Superboy apparently isn’t big on arranging his exhibits in any kind of sensible thematic fashion:

This may be the most threatening thing Superboy has ever said to anyone:

images from Superboy #109 (December 1963) by Jerry Siegel & George Papp

13 Responses to “Dare you enter…Superboy’s Souvenir Hall of Horrors?”

  • Andres says:

    Mike, what’s underneath the DAMN SHEET?!?!?!?

  • philip says:

    Man, if somebody doesn’t reintroduce the super-intelligent but war-like race of mutant ants in one of the new Superman titles this fall, the whole relaunch will be a failure. The whole thing. A failure. I said it.

  • Jay V says:

    Rob Liefeld should draw the Super-Intelligent but War-Like Race of Mutant Ants ongoing. He could draw them just like he draws women and their feet would be easy to draw too. Also, consider how many pouches they could wear with their ant strength!

  • Uncle Dave says:

    under the sheet.. human centipede?

  • Jack says:

    Chekov’s Super-Intelligent but War-Like Race of Mutant Ants: not as reliable in fiction as Chekov’s Gun, but more amusing to consider.

  • Rande says:

    Why do I have the feeling you’ve just pre-emptively “spoiled” the first 12-issue arc of Morrison’s Superman run somehow?

  • Sarah says:

    He…keeps a lock of Lex Luthor’s hair?


  • Dav-El says:

    1) Breezy in the Hall of Horrors judging from Krypto’s cape in panel 1.
    2) Radiation from the metal affects the lock of Lex’s hair in Lex Luthor’s Follicle of Fear
    3) The REAL Krypto is under the sheet. The one in panel 1 is the robot! (The cooling fan inside the robot is causing the breeze.)

  • He’s leaving out large chunks of Intelligent Ant narrative because Krypto is just a dog, and would be confused by the complicated truth. That’s the way I tell stuff to my dog.

  • Bill S. says:

    I like that the intelligent ants are trapped in something that looks suspiciously like a gigantic jar, because of course they are. I imagine Superboy just had dozens of gigantic empty jars in the basement, just in case another race of intelligent but warlike insects requires housing.

  • Andrew says:

    “Luthor hair and spaceship fragment together on a card” can mean only one thing — a new origin story, probably involving Super-Intelligent but War-Like Mutant Ants.

  • Arynne says:

    Makes you wonder how those imprisoned ants became the sole survivors…

  • Tom Mason says:

    Just sayin’: “The serial killer often takes something known as a trophy or souvenir, of no obvious value except to him in his fantasy world. The item is known as a trophy.” http://bit.ly/mvmlAE