Sunday, July 14, 2013

How Does Superman Stop A Charging Elephant?

Look, I'm going to come right out and warn you: there is a panel in this post that, once you see it, you will never, ever be able to unsee. Seriously, beware.

Anyway, Perry White's grandchildren, along with some other tykes, have been accidentally teleported to India during a magician's act gone awry.

Where in India? Why, to the deep, ungovernable northern reaches of India.

Hey, don't blame me, readers from northern India--that's what the story said:

Anyway, a rogue elephant is attacking the palace of a local maharaja (so, not so ungovernable, then?):

Worry not, friends--Superman arrives to save the day:

Well, that was fun!!

From Action Comics #568 (1985), by Elliot S! Maggin, Curt Swan and Al Williamson

Huh? What was that?

You want to see what was in that censored panel?

You want to know HOW Superman stopped the elephant?

No, trust me, you don't. Really.

You insist?

Sigh...all right. But don't say you weren't warned.

Here is the intact sequence:

Oh, sweet child of mine....

We'll just leave that without comment, shall we?

But, in the interest of helping those who want to poach the panel for their snarky "Huh huh, look, comic heroes do something that can look dirty huh huh" tumblers, here it is again, in all its awesomeness:

Of course, that only comes in second place for the most Freudian Kal-El panel ever...

Last panel from Superboy #130 (1966)

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