Date: 2016-04-21 04:54 pm (UTC)
alicemacher: Lisa Winklemeyer from the webcomic Penny and Aggie, c2004-2011 G. Lagacé, T Campbell (Default)
From: [personal profile] alicemacher
I'm surprised that during the Silver Age, DC didn't rename Superman "Bachelorman." Every other story was about someone trying to make him get married.

Date: 2016-04-21 05:48 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] cricharddavies
Of course! That's what all the women do all the time, scheme to force men out of happy bachelorhood and into the horrifying punishment called marriage and (gack!) fatherhood, putting shackles around their necks!

These people did not have happy home lives.

Date: 2016-04-23 11:05 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
these stories were aimed at the "ew cooties" age group

Date: 2016-04-21 05:55 pm (UTC)
cainofdreaming: cain's mark (pic#364829)
From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
Hey now. There were also stories where he was getting his supporting cast married.

To gorillas.

Date: 2016-04-21 05:23 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] fra080389
wtf is the the deal with duplicates in those stories? for superman kala was really just a face?

Date: 2016-04-21 05:47 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] cricharddavies
Put it charitably, it was a method to justify the fact that the artists were not terribly skillful when it came to inventing different looking characters.

Date: 2016-04-21 05:27 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] locuatico
I love the implication at the end that she could save Cleopatra from her death but would only do so to pair her with Supes.
Also Luma Lyna? Geez...

Date: 2016-04-21 05:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lucean
I somewhat love that the only reason Superman won't pursue romance with Supergirl is apparently that marriage between cousins was against the law on their dead world. Not the blood relation, not the fact that Supergirl is underaged, but you know, ancient laws. In addition to that, of course Superman has to point that in some centuries it was legal because why not.

Date: 2016-04-21 06:53 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jmacq1
Yeah, that's a really popular panel for "creepy moments in comic-book history."

"Uh...Superman...you've put a lot of thought into this."

Date: 2016-04-23 04:20 am (UTC)

Date: 2016-04-21 07:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] beyondthefringe
Y'know... Superman's "I'll never marry because of duty" sounds like an awfully convenient excuse to avoid relationships. Maybe he just wasn't all that into Lois, Lana, Lori, and so on. Except in dreams, hoaxes, and what if's.

You know who else spent decades trying to avoid girls, in favor of his one true passion? Jughead. And we all saw where that lead him.

Silver Age Superman: Asexual, possibly aromantic. Or maybe his biology was wired so he just wasn't into humans, no matter how he tried. :)

Date: 2016-04-21 09:14 pm (UTC)
alicemacher: Lisa Winklemeyer from the webcomic Penny and Aggie, c2004-2011 G. Lagacé, T Campbell (Default)
From: [personal profile] alicemacher
Nor mermaids!

Another LL

Date: 2016-04-22 12:08 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] 7dialsmystery
Supes seemed rather obsessed with Lex Luthor as a youth (and as an adult). Perhaps he's not asexual either.
Edited Date: 2016-04-22 12:08 am (UTC)

Date: 2016-04-22 03:28 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] miramira
Or maybe his biology was wired so he just wasn't into humans, no matter how he tried.

That would explain why he put so much thought into the cousin thing. :/

Date: 2016-04-21 10:54 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] agharta75
Mort Weisinger had a lot of personal problems.

Date: 2016-04-22 02:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] junipepper
Perfect response.

Date: 2016-04-22 03:33 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] qalchemist
Saturn Woman is being -awfully- happy about kissing him...

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