Friday, February 2, 2018

Friday Night Fights--Red Trunks Style!!

In celebration of Kal-El getting his red trunks back in the forthcoming Action Comics #1000, this week's Friday Night Fights presents a story that really only works if Superman is wearing those trunks!!

Herculo, circus strongman, is suspected of being behind a string of robberies in Metropolis. Given that the thief is a beefcake who wears a leopard-skin strong-man suit (and a domino mask!) who steals in whatever town the circus is visiting, that would be a pretty good guess. SPOILER ALERT: It turns out to not be Herculo. Go figure.

Anyway, arrogant jerk Herculo challenges Superman to a contest of strength, and Kal-El agrees if the proceeds go to orphans.

And so...

Oh, but we're not done yet...

Superman wins!!

Spacebooger agrees that this scene wouldn't have worked if Superman was wearing his dumb nu52 costume!!

Strongman is not strong enough in Action Comics #28 (1940), by Jerry Siegel and Jack Burnley

Now is the time for you to go and vote for my fight! Why? If you don't, Bendis will probably stretch this scene out to 18 pages of nothing but quippy dialogue in the Man Of Steel relaunch. So go and vote!!


George Chambers said...

Superpowered alien lectures human who has no chance of winning about "playing fair."

Stay you, Superham.

SallyP said...

You know...Silver Age Superman really can be a jerk.

Warren JB said...

George and Sally have a point, but we're dealing with a guy who, having almost broken his knuckles trying to punch Superman, decides to ram him with his head.