The Saturday Comics: Superman Gets Outed On CBS

2 Jun

June 2, 2012

DC has relaunched all their comics with new number one issues and revamps. That includes their biggest icon, Superman, who also got a pretty meh-looking new suit to boot.

But some things about Superman never change. He still comes from Krypton. He is still a reporter. He still wears glasses as a disguise. His biggest arch-enemy is still Allen Funt. His secret identity is still Clark Kent. He… why are you looking at me like that?

Lex Luthor? Superman’s biggest arch-enemy? Nah, Lex doesn’t even have his own TV show. Check this out:

Well I guess that about wraps it up for Superman. I googled it, the next issue featured a disgraced Clark Kent being rejected as a What’s My Line? contestant. Later issues found Superman getting insulted in a Johnny Carson monologue and Clark Kent getting pranked on Truth or Consequences.

Can’t really call either of those issues high-points in a superheroic career.


15 Responses to “The Saturday Comics: Superman Gets Outed On CBS”

  1. Mac of BIOnighT June 2, 2012 at 12:08 am #

    Well, I must admit that among all the characters I love, Superman is the one who’s managed to sink to the lowest levels along the way. But then again, he’s always managed to fly his iconic self back to the surface, unlike many others. But candid camera… ouch :-/


  2. zathra June 2, 2012 at 3:45 am #

    Keeping your 2 identities separate if you’re a superhero must be more difficult than keeping people out of Fort Knox. Besides, Superman’s secret ID has always consisted of wearing a pair of glasses & a different hairstyle AND being a well – known print journalist, then later working on TV, making things more difficult.

    At least Bruce Wayne / Bats can have stately Wayne Manor monitored w / electronic A / V equipment, etc.


    • Mac of BIOnighT June 2, 2012 at 10:57 am #

      The worst is the TV series from the 50’s, where it’s a relatively common occurrence for people to see Kent without his glasses on…


      • bmj2k June 2, 2012 at 11:19 am #

        I sorta like that show but sometimes it was way too silly.


        • Mac of BIOnighT June 2, 2012 at 11:25 am #

          I’ve only seen the first two seasons so far, but yes, some of them make no sense at all. But then, that’s part of the charm, and it does have a few great episodes. However, I read that from the third season on it gets really dumb, and what you say seems to confirm this…


      • zathra June 2, 2012 at 11:38 am #

        I once read where Superman w / enlist the services of Bruce Wayne to pose as Clark Kent for those occasions when Superman had to stick around & Clark had to be there too. Couldn’t recall seeing it in the comics, though. Mostly fanfiction.


        • bmj2k June 2, 2012 at 11:41 am #

          It happened many times in the comics, notably in issues of Worlds Finest. They fooled Lois Lane a few times with that.


          • zathra June 2, 2012 at 8:30 pm #

            For a reporter with supposedly finely – honed journalistic skills, Lois Lane could be tricked pretty easily. Who’s the Kansas country rube now, Lois ? Huh ? 😉 😀


        • Mac of BIOnighT June 2, 2012 at 11:44 am #

          Yep, that happened plenty of times 🙂 I have a story where that happens for the first time (not sure it actually was the first time or it was just a story re-telling the first time). Lois Lane falls for Batman, Superman tries to get her back, and in the end she goes out with… Robin! (somebody call the cops!!!)


          • bmj2k June 2, 2012 at 11:50 am #

            Oh Lois…


          • zathra June 2, 2012 at 8:35 pm #

            What a menage a trois ! & I’m sure Robin was flattered ( ” Here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson….. I mean, Lane. ” 😉 ” as his voice starts to deepen.


  3. Jimbo June 6, 2012 at 7:06 am #

    About the 1950’s Superman TV show: The first year of the show was pretty darn good. They played it straight for the most part and it comes off kind of noir.

    After that – when it went from black and white to color, it remained entertaining but it wasn’t the same show. It went from dark and serious to jocular.


    • Mac of BIOnighT June 6, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

      Yes, that’s what I read… As I said, for now I only have the first two seasons (the second being a bit lighter already, but with some very good episodes, too), the following ones I’ll get when I find a particularly good deal on ebay (S&H to Italy is pretty expensive for dvd boxes, unfortunately). Knowing what I can expect will prevent me from being too disappointed, at least…


      • bmj2k June 6, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

        I found 2 or 3 seasons for the crazy price of $5 each.


        • Mac of BIOnighT June 6, 2012 at 2:36 pm #

          Yes, if you are patient, you can find this kind of deal 🙂 My problem is the 12-or 15-euro S&H I usually have to add to the price 😦
          So I have to wait for a good price AND a good offer in terms of S&H… That’s what makes it more difficult, unfortunately 😦


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