Today in our News section, we’re sauntering on over to Context-Free Corner, where we try to unpack an outrageous moment in comics with little-to-no frame of reference. Today, we examine 1965’s Adventure Comics #332.
If you’re not already familiar with the adventure of Lightning Lad and Superman battling Super-Moby Dick of Space, we highly suggest you brace yourself for one of the great DC oddities.
Do you have a favorite befuddling moment, free of context? Share it with us in the comments below!
Just pick a superman panel from the 50s, ANY superman panel from the 50s. Awesomely crazy, pure funnybook goodness
More recently. In Superman(Rebirth) by Tomasi, in one of the first few issues The Eradicator eats Krypto the Super Dog.
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It’s not befuddling, but Superman eating Kryptonite, and quite joyfully, in Superman #233 was kind of fun/odd.
Not to rain on anyone’s parade, but you do realize this comic book is not digitized and is not in our library, right?
I happen to have a black and white version through a Showcase collection. I’ll try to post a couple of other panels from this wonderful Epic!!
Another dramatic scene from this epic that unfortunately is not in the library here…
… and here’s the happy ending; if only the real Moby Dick book had such a gentle ending!
There are so many panels in Doom Patrol 42 that out of context are so confusing.
Page 17 bottom right hand corner specifically.
I really like this segment hope it continues
@The_Legion_Of_Superheroes , please consider seeking out the Legion Club here in the Comic Book area. We have both a modest Weekly Reader book club, but also a Watch a Long monthly that you might like.