Earth Goes Boom, Superman Groans

News at eleven...
From Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen #98, a dream of the apocalypse where Superman thinks of the only three people who matter to him: Lois, Jimmy and Batman (guess which of these he'd like to marry).

And amazingly, whatever causes Earth's destruction, it keeps all the continents intact. I want to come back to this Silver Age reality some day, and find we're all still living there, in spacesuits.

But yeah, "groan" is probably a gross under-reaction. I wonder if Jor-El had the same to say about Krypton blowing up. Probably not.

4 comments:

snell said...

The intact continents were in the process of being preserved by Brainiac for Convergence...

Anonymous said...

There is history in this panel, sort of. You may recall that Superman's powers were originally evolutionary in nature -- mankind evolved to the absolute peak of intelligence, strength, speed, durability -- and Kryptonians exhibited those powers even on their home world because no yellow suns were required. But of course, Superman's power set was a lot weaker then.

It was the gradual ramping up of Superman's powers (interstellar flight, invulnerability, etc) that necessitated the "yellow sun" thing, otherwise that panel you just posted ... ? That's what Krypton's explosion would have looked like, except with billions of completely unharmed Kryptonians all saying "All my stuff -- wiped out! GROAN!" and flying off to some other world.

Martin Gray said...

Wot, no >choke<?

Is that Pete Costanza art?

Siskoid said...

Good eye! That's him.

 

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