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Jul 5 16 12:02 PM
Gilbert and Sullivan State Trooper
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Jul 5 16 10:02 PM
Chick With Brains
I heard she had a cameo in the first Christopher Reeve movie, too.
Jul 9 16 7:36 PM
I used to watch the TV series back in the day, and I still remember a glaring discrepancy when Superman used his X-ray vision on a photograph. The photo showed a man whose face was hidden by a hood, and the discrepancy was that Superman's X-ray vision revealed the face beneath. That was ludicrous because the X-ray vision would work on only a live-object whereas in a photograph there would be nothing to reveal at all because actually there is "nothing beneath" the hood, if you know what I mean. (On the other hand, it would work with Doctor Strange's amulet, the Eye of Agamotto, because it's magical.)
Other than that, I guess I enjoyed the series, although, let's face it, it hardly had any science-fiction. Admittedly, though, the origin was impressive because it showed Superman's infancy on his alien-planet of Krypton. Even nowadays, that presentation of his origin is impressive.
I know that Dan Hollis has a complete set of the Superman comics from the 60s decade, but I wonder if he has the Lois Lane comics. I have just one where the imp Mr. Mxyzptlk creates "Marriage-Money.'' That is, when two emergencies arose at the same time, Superman needed Mr. M's help, so the imp agreed to help if Superman would allow "Marriage Money" which would be redeemable. That is, one of the greenbacks had it that Superman would have to marry Lois Lane. I'll have to look at that issue again to refresh my memory as to how Superman outwitted the imp that time. For all I know, maybe Dan has that issue. I don't know the full extent of the collection that Dan mentioned as having.
Jul 9 16 9:12 PM
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Jul 12 16 8:17 PM
Orville Smith wrote:Looks like I need your recap after all, Dan. On Sunday, I tried looking for that issue but couldn't find it. Wasn't the ending something to do with Lois and also Lana disguising themselves as old hags? I don't know how they outwitted Mr. M but I know the hag-disguises had something to do with it, right?No, the hag disguises sound familiar, but they're not in this story. Lois at first refuses to use the marriage money, but she changes her mind when she learns that another woman was given the same. Right after the ceremony, Lana (with blonde hair for no apparent reason) rushes in with her own bill that's good for a "Super" divorce, saying it's properly authorized. Mxyzptlk refuses to believe this and reads the bill out loud: "BY THE AUTHORITY OF KLTPZYXM." That gets rid of him, and the marriage is invalidated because there was no license.Reading this again made me wince at one point. You were right about the two emergencies, except that Mxyzptlk created one of them as an illusion. The unreal one is a plane headed straight into a skyscraper. It's a frightening reminder of 9/11/01.I remember there were other kinds of "money" too, such as a redeemable time-travel trip.Yes, that was one of them, redeemed by a Native American who wants to hunt buffalo. He quickly asks to be taken back to the present when he can't handle a stampede.One other issue I have is where Mr. M fooled Superman into thinking he was Superman's son, although that deception was revealed at only the ending of the story. At one point, I remember how I tried to collect all the stories that had Mr. M.That's the cover story of http://www.comics.org/issue/22867/ , which is the last one I ever bought. Larissa Lenox is a woman whom Superman supposedly forgot he married and who bore him a son named Carl. It turns out that Carl is really Mxyzptlk, while Larissa is a magical creation who disappears after Superman tricks "Carl" into reciting a supposed Kryptonian oath: "Kayeltee Peazee Wyex Em." While I'm at it, Dan, I should ask you if you know what was the first time that Superman went to a planet with a red sun under which he loses his powers? I can't help you much here, except to say that the red sun factor appears to have been introduced around the late 1950s. Originally it was just Earth's lighter gravity that gave Superman his powers, but someone finally realized that he had too many sensory talents for gravity alone to do the trick.
Oct 1 16 8:07 PM
Since Dan said the hag-disguises were not in the Mr. M story, I think those disguises were in a Jimmy Olsen story. I don't have the issue at hand, but I recall in the Olsen story where a gorgeous lady from another planet arrives on Earth and wants to marry Jimmy. Jimmy's girlfriend, Lucy, can not imagine how such a gorgeous lady would get infatuated with a nerd such as Jimmy. Then in the ending, it turns out that the alien-lady already has many husbands, like a harem. lol So Jimmy is only one of many husbands. So unless I'm mistaken, the hag-disguises figure in the story because I think that both Lois and Lana disguise themselves as ugly hags and claim to be Jimmy's wives. So the alien-lady's reaction to that "revelation" is that she's appalled that Jimmy has such ugly wives and therefore changes her mind about the marriage.
I know I have that issue somewhere in my cluttered collection but cannot find it at the moment. Obviously,I don't know the issue-number either. And also don't know if that particular story was shown on the cover. But I'm confident that I'm accurate about the plotline as described. Can you shed any light, Dan, maybe even the issue-number?
Oct 7 16 9:09 PM
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