Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Happy Birthday, Superman AND Captain Marvel!
This is the "last" Silver Age Superman story before he was rebooted in 1985 without Supergirl, Krypto, Superboy, and all the great (?) trappings of the Sixties and Seventies. The tag line is "This is an Imaginary Story......Aren't they all?" Lex Luthor, Brainiac, and all of his other terrible foes get together for one last deadly confrontation....and Superman dies! If you are a fan of old-time Superman stories, this is a great one. When I first read this I had two complaints: the costumes of the Legion of Super-Heroes, and the absence of Aquaman (of course!). Now I realize that the costumes seen here were used to evoke the early Sixties, so were appropriate. The absence of Aquaman? Unforgiveable, haha. Other than that, this story is perfect.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GUYS!