Monday, April 25, 2011

Superman ripoff destroys Chicago!

These first two pages of the Wonder Boy installment story from National Comics #1 from July 1940 is eerily reminiscent of a certain Super origin story. However, at least Siegel and Shuster had the decency to have the Kryptonian's rocket crash in the middle of nowhere in Kansas. This one has the kid destroy half of Chicago where "many people are killed." Yet in just the next panel, he is "ready for adventure."

File this one under one of those WHAT THE HELL WERE THEY THINKING? categories.

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