Date: 2009-11-03 01:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
man, did desaad overturn some rogaine on his head during his last escaping?

Thinking way too hard about this, but...

Date: 2009-11-03 01:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
1) Wouldn't the exhuast fumes from the cycle be much stronger than Lois' perfume, hence much easier to follow?
2) I am dubious about Supes' inability to run down a dirt bike.
3) Did his sense of smell just stop working once he entered the hall of mirrors? Shouldn't he able to simply follow the trail straight to Lois?

The MST3K Mantra only goes so far, people!

Re: Thinking way too hard about this, but...

Date: 2009-11-03 08:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Regarding the exhaust fumes - for a normal person, yes, but he's SUPERMAN. All his senses are hyper-acute, and presumably that also includes the ability to sort out one type of scent from another, even if they're jumbled together.
He IS following the trail straight to Lois. The thing is, the trail leads through the mirrors, and as he passes each mirror, it distorts him in some way, which results in great pain, and he can't go back to normal or concentrate past the pain until the mirror is smashed - hence his slow progress.

Re: Thinking way too hard about this, but...

Date: 2009-11-03 08:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
So he couldn't use his super-speed to plow past the mirror's spheres of influence? Or use his super-hearing to pinpoint the clearly screaming in pain Lois and plow straight to her?

For someone who supposedly has an intellect that rivals Lex Luthor's he sure does rely on "Hit it till it breaks" a lot.

Re: Thinking way too hard about this, but...

Date: 2009-11-03 08:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well, the mirrors ARE the work of Desaad, the Apokoliptian God of Torture, y'know. It's not surprising that he could gimmick them so that they cause Supes some trouble.
As for 'an intellect that rivals Lex Luthor's', that varies from story to story. In the Silver Age, particularly in the Weisinger era, that was indeed the case, but back then he had super-EVERYTHING. He was super-strong, super-smart, super-fast, had super-vision, super-hearing, super-smell, super-digestion, super-ventriloquism, and who knows what else. You name it, he was super at it. This was not the case during his early Golden Age adventures, though, and as this looks like a Bronze Age-era comic, I'm not sure whether it was the case then, either. I think that generally, Superman is portrayed as intelligent and quick-thinking, with a fair understanding of science, but he's not a genius.

Date: 2009-11-03 02:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
so those crazy eye scans finally receive some context
sigh . . . I'm kind of sad that I read this now
the mystery is gone forever

Date: 2009-11-03 02:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I love Lois' outfits during this period! They're mostly appropriate if the Daily Planet has a stripper pole. Much more appropriate is the 'Crack" sound effect when Lois uses "Klurkor" (will that make a return on New Krypton? Has it already?)!

Date: 2009-11-03 02:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm more impressed with Dave's ascot, but yes, Lois' hair is nice.

Date: 2009-11-03 02:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Wow, nice purple body stocking there Darkseid! :D

Date: 2009-11-03 02:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, Silver Age.

Date: 2009-11-03 02:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

... so ... who's Dr. Pat?

Date: 2009-11-03 02:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
*Ring* Hello? ... Yeah, it's me... Now just a damn minute, Scudder, Snart told me you'd be calling... Hell, no! The place would have been burned to the ground if it was me! ... I don't know, maybe the speedster found it before you could spring it, did you think of that? ... No, don't go calling Jesse, I'm sure he wasn't-- *click* Aw, crap. I need a beer.

Date: 2009-11-03 02:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hey, eyeball-headed Superman-- Grant Morrison's Doom Patrol called. They wanted to know if you could join.

Date: 2009-11-03 02:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Is Superman's friend Dave like Stephen Colbert's Black Friend Alan?


Date: 2009-11-03 04:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Did they become friends after Lois' "I Am Curious (Black)" story?
From: [identity profile]

After reading those Fourth World trades, I will always think of Darkseid as a super-badass Doctor Evil, who's constantly miming quote-marks in the air with his fingers when he says certain words.

Date: 2009-11-03 03:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Well, Dave and Lois certainly seem to be enjoying themselves while trapped in those mirrors.

Date: 2009-11-03 04:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] (from
Every time I see lyrics to a fictional song like this, I think "there's no way that song could be good." In fact, usually there's no way those lyrics could be a song. If anyone vaguely familiar with music had been involved, that "long" would have been dropped the first time that they ran through it.

Date: 2009-11-03 05:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Adventures of the Supershnozz! And how nice of them to write the word "crack" right when Lois is attempting to use Kryptonian martial arts on a bad guy. Just in case we weren't sure.

Oh, and that must be some perfume. Dick, I *know* what's going to be in your stocking this Christmas!

Date: 2009-11-03 06:12 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
With all these mirrors, I'm surprised Mirror Master wasn't involved.

Date: 2009-11-03 06:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I don't know about anyone else, but on that cover -- is anyone else curious about the thrilling adventures of Doctor Pat?

Date: 2009-11-03 08:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I am! I must know! The curiosity is tearing me apart!

Date: 2009-11-03 04:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
She was a back-up feature for a few issues, reprinted stories from either the 40s or the 50s. I had the Lois issues years ago, so it's difficult to recall. Pretty much adventure type strips, akin to Steve Canyon style. Pretty good stuff in retrospect, but I was too young to appreciate anything 'old'.

Date: 2009-11-03 09:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ah, OK. Thanks.

Date: 2009-11-03 10:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
My favourite panel is the one where Lois's elbow is up by her head and she looks more like she should be in a porno than being trapped in an alien plot. God, I love comics.

Date: 2009-11-04 05:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Lois's boots are quite the design. I'm not sure they'd last more than a couple of wearings.


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