Friday, July 06, 2007

The Vanishing


Nobody cares, you two! Although I'm sure if this took place in your selfish era, Lana would be the first Smallvillian with a Twitter account. (SnoopSistah Excused self to get a drink of water. less than 10 seconds ago from mobile web)

And if this was a Cary Bates story? Superboy would somehow construct a giant hemorrhoidal pad. Maybe using a bunch of cotton t-shirts and a tanker truck of witch hazel.

I'm just sayin'.

One charming aspect of this story is in the rare moments in which Superboy and Gravity Girl are depicted as equals, doing the same thing at the same time. Besides this panel, there's also the splash page, which depicts both Clark and Lana "disrobing for action" (stop snickering) on either side of a brick wall... much like the classic "Flash of Two Worlds" story which appeared the same year. But the ultimate point of this story is that Gravity Girl is far inferior to Superboy and should just stay at home and make him a goddamn cheeseburger (or sumpin' like that). So these nicer moments are pretty rare.


Sleestak said...

Lana would totally ruin a cheeseburger. She isn't remotely domestic like a girl should be. She'd put a paper towel on it instead of cheese or something.

Siskoid said...

Are you gonna use that panel?

I'd love a copy for my Thursday of Two Worlds feature!

Jeremy Rizza said...

Fun fact: Tusker once made a sandwich using those "deli-thin" pre-sliced pieces of cheese with the little slips of waxed paper between them. Only he forgot to remove the paper. He was about 2/3 of the way through his fourth sandwich before he realized what was happening.

Siskoid: Just e-mail me at and I'll send it to you!