Saturday, May 3, 2014

A Superman Quiz For Your Grandparents (Or Great-Grandparents)!

Remember when DC would give you a comic full of Golden Age stories for a quarter?

No Omnibi, no Absolute, No Chronicles, No Archives, no $100+ book with pages out of order or a binding that breaks easily...just a heapin' helpin' of reprint goodness!!

After all, that's what helped build up the awareness of (and love for) some of the more obscure DC characters--all the damned reprints they ran in the 60s and 70s, cheap enough for everybody to read without skipping a car payment! Continuity confusion be damned!

And DC knew that people would want to read 'em:

Before I was born? Hell, yes!!

$30? Thirty whole dollars?!? OMG!!!

I may be old, but my parents were too young to have read the first Mxyzptlk story (from 1944).

And look:

Superman the most popular action hero of all time?!?! Take that, Batman!!!

But back to the reason we're here:

Again, DC thinks my parents are ancient:

So, kids, see if you, or your parents, or grandparents, or your great-grandparents, can answer these questions:

Spoiler alert: I did pretty poorly on this....

Answers (click to embiggen):
From Superman #183 (1966)


SallyP said...

Ah, the good old days. When a quarter could buy a full dinner for a family of five!

Or something.

But man, I did terribly on that quiz.

David said...

Superman As Super Savior
A quiz...