For our [Superman Fan Club] second reading in August, romance is in the air!!! Also…sand and juvenile delinquents…
SUPERMAN (1939-) #242 (released September 1971)
DC Universe The Ultimate Battle!!! The story of the two Supermen concludes!!!
DC Comics Presents (1978-) #7 (1979) DC Universe Red Tornado must come to Superman’s rescue to fend off an invading force.
ACTION COMICS (1938-) #315 - 316 (released August and September 1964)
315- “THE JUVENILE DELINQUENTS FROM SPACE!” Two boys (Zigi and Zagi) from the faraway world Alpha Centauri cause trouble for the planet Earth and Superman with their super-scientific technology! Also featuring: “THE MENACE OF SUPERGIRL’S MOTHER!”
316- “ZIGI AND ZAGI’S TRAP FOR SUPERMAN!” Superman tracks Zigi and Zagi back to their homeworld. Plus, “SUPERGIRL’S CHOICE OF DOOM!” Zor-El has Supergirl use a Kryptonian supercomputer to project a simulation of what their future will be like if he and Allura remain on Earth.
SUPERMAN’S PAL, JIMMY OLSEN (1954-) #2 DC Universe
“THE FLYING JIMMY OLSEN!” Jimmy drinks a special potion from another world and gains the ability to fly.
SUPERMAN’S GIRL FRIEND LOIS LANE (1958-1973) #2 (1958) DC Universe
“Superman’s Forbidden Room” plus 2 other stories or so, jam packed!
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS FOR YOUR PONDERING AND AMUSEMENT (spoilers of course):
At least two of these stories are fairly concerned about Superman’s heart. How worried are you about Silver Age / Bronze Age Superman and his romantic relationships? Is getting hitched to Lois Lane the best storyline?
In our Lois Lane issue this time around, what more recent Superman storyline does the Forbidden Room remind you of (if any)?
Did you enjoy the conclusion of the Sand Superman epic in Superman #242? Why or why not?
What are your favorite parts of the two part Zigi and Zagi storyline?
Please share your thoughts below as well as sharing favorite art from these classics!
And…hope to see you all at the monthly Watch a Long Wednesday September 2nd!
In September: more of the same, more of the same!!!