Now Leaving Dinosaur Island...

SUPERMAN: THE MAN OF STEEL #6, DC Comics, December 1991
One last adventure on Dinosaur Island as Dinosaur Week++ wraps up, and it's Louise Simonson and Jon Bogdanove's chapter of "Blackout", a short story arc in which Superman and the villainous, immortal Mr. Z get amnesia while Metropolis suffers from a power outage. Would Dinosaur Island be one of the worst places to lose one's memory?
Short answer: Yes.

Escaping from a rampaging horde of "dinosaurs-formerly-known-as-brontosaurs", Superman flies the two of them out of there and into the waiting beak of a pteradon. Because if there's one thing to remember about Dinosaur Island, it's that the fauna gives no quarter. They've been raised on G.I. rations after all. Food that fights back.
Next, a diplodocus steps on them, and it's a while before they can get out of there.
I wasn't aware of an indigenous population of D. Island, but the way Bogdanove draws curvaceous women is distracting me from any kind of research. In the proud tradition pioneered by such luminaries as Raquel Welsh, prehistoric men barely rise above apes, but prehistoric women are real babes.

Let us interrupt this blog to bring you Superman wrestling a triceratops.
Ok, now that that's out of the way, back to the native peoples of Dinosaur Island. In particular, their mating rituals:
Oh Clark, even with amnesia, you are one straight arrow. It's all a prelude to a wedding, of course... but wait! What about Lois Lane!?! His one true love and current fiancée?

Well, just this one time, because you've been so nice throughout the last fortnight, I'll let you skip ahead to the end of Blackout (in Superman v.2 #62):
Yes, it's the very reverse of Superman II's memory-sapping kiss. I guess it goes both ways.

4 comments:

Jayunderscorezero said...

"Distracting" doesn't even begin to cover it. One almost doesn't notice that there's a superhero fighting a dinosaur in that fifth image.

De said...

Huh. I wasn't aware of a human population on Dinosaur Island either. However, as its been suggested that the dinosaurs came from Skartaris, isn't it just as possible some humans eventually staggered from there as well?

Siskoid said...

Jay: What super-hero?

De: Yes, quite possible. I blame Crisis, myself.

Anonymous said...

Looking at the War Time Forgot showcase, there was at least a cave boy on Dinosaur Island, so a human population seems likely. I mean, if there were Japanese giant robots, a tribe of people seems almost likely.

 

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