- Posted by Johanna on April 8, 2008 at 4:40 pm
- Category: Archie Comics
Here’s one more excerpt from Archie’s Pals ‘n’ Gals #13. Who would have imagined Archie playing Superman?
Check those specs! Reporter my elbow — he looks more like Jimmy Olsen! And why is Veronica wearing pants made from a tablecloth?
“You’ll always be my Superman!” Awww… That’s just like in the Lois and Clark episode with the love potion where Lois goes mad for Clark and thinks he looks like Superman. At the end, she concludes that every woman in love thinks her man is Superman. How sweet.
The rest of the story is dumb jealousy stuff. Veronica decides to try and make Archie jealous, but he’s too smart for her obvious tricks, except when he isn’t. It’s a bit odd that Archie is playing Clark Kent during this — there’s no sign of a cape, or even an open shirt collar — but everyone refers to him as Superman.
What I also can’t figure out is why this story, why then? The Adventures of Superman TV show had stopped making new episodes in 1958, and the Broadway show wasn’t until 1966. If this was published cover-dated Summer 1960, it could have been created 1959? 1960? Was it an inventory story, or a reprint? So many unanswered questions.