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Be careful, Superman; today is April Fool's Day!

Don't wait too long, Superman. In America alone, someone is shot to death every 15 minutes.
Shenanigans like this are why we no longer have phone books
You really like me!
DC Challenge #12 (1986)

Of course, that solution wouldn't work today. We don't have phone books anymore!

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My hope that 2021 would be better than 2020 didn't last a whole week. Blech.

I uploaded this page from Justice League Unlimited #17 (2005) to my comic book blog,, on Monday. I liked it then. I like it more now.

People like Mendenhall...

Hold tight, Sam.

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COVID 19 has reduced this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Parade to a shadow of its former self, and that sounds like a job for Superman!

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a balloon!

Most of my yard paintings over the past year have included a subversive wink at the holiday/season or current events that inspired them. Not so much here. I just thought the Superman parade balloon from the 1980s was pretty damn awesome, so I painted it. Because nothing says gratitude and generosity like corporate-sponsored marketing aimed at children. (Okay, maybe a *tiny* wink.)

Actually, it's plywood

By the way, that cityscape I'm using to hide the bottom of the ropes was an afterthought. I had originally planned that the ropes should terminate behind the rocks there at the base, but the ropes needed better bracing than I could arrange in that little space. In the future, I need to replace the skyline hiding the tie-off brackets with a crowd of Lilliputian rope handlers.

Maybe next year.

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Has 2020 pushed you to the brink? Thankfully, there's a Superman for that!

Superman: a one-man suicide hotline since 1937!
Superman #361 (1981)

Saving 21st-century balcony leapers is the least bonkers thing in this story. It turns out that Superman III has 2 secret identities: computer-traffic controller Jon Hudson and tennis professional Lewis "Lew" Parker (and he's kind of bad at both jobs).

2020 is a strange year, even in the comics.

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An actual quote from the sitting President of the United States at the outset of the worst health crisis of the past century

Peter David?

Faster than a politically hamstrung letter carrier!

If Superman asks for a hand, give it to him
First panel: @PresVillain via
all other panels: Action Comics Annual #3 (1991)

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How did Superman get strong enough to break those chains?

And wear your mask!Superman #5, June 1940

By drinking straight from the cow, obviously.

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Your annual piece of Clark Kent trivia: his glasses are indestructible.

Plastoid? Is that a Kryptonian word?
Adventure Comics #304, January 1963

Last year we learned that Clark Kent hides his fireproof shirt and shoes in a pouch in his indestructible cape when he becomes Superman. Now we know how his glasses survive that process.

Next year: how does Superman get a haircut?

Fraternity hazing sure has changed since 1963
Adventure Comics #305, February 1963

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You thought Uranus was the only planet with a dirty name?

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A recent survey by the University of Chicago has found that Americans are the least happy we've been in nearly 50 years.

There are probably a lot of reasons for that, but I think it's because 1971 was the last time you could buy this as a 3' x 2' poster for just $1.50 (plus .25ยข postage and handling):


May Superman and peace never go out of style.

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To be continued...