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It’s all right there in black and white

April 7, 2011

I’m writing a Jimmy Olsen post, and I thought these two 1962 ads, found on the inside back and inside front covers, were kind of funky. While it’s rather amusing to have Bob Hope and Jerry Lewis promoted alongside Batman and Superman, it’s depressing that poor Aquaman is flogged twice. And I’d like to know when that “tomorrow” in which Aquaman is a star is going to arrive. If they were real, the up and coming Metal Men probably wouldn’t have been too happy to be lumped in with that rather sad “never-really-was.” 

You can’t ram him down our throats, DC. Pardon the mean analogy, but it’s like desperate parents in the old days trying to marry off their fat, ugly daughter.

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