Saturday, July 31, 2010

And you thought Lois was mental!

Superman's Rival, Mental Man!
Superman's Girl Friend Lois Lane
DC Comics
Cover Art by Kurt Schaffenberger
Script by Jerry Siegel

Story Art by Curt Swan
Number 68

There can be no doubt that one part loneliness and two parts desperation is the perfect recipe for gullibility. Throw in a tendency toward mood swings and a limitless capacity for forgiveness, and you have got yourself just about the most perfect girlfriend ever.

In Superman's Rival, Mental Man! Lois's loneliness brings her, like so many others, to artistic expression. And just in the nick of time! With the Daily Planet's readership starting to decline, what newspaper owner wouldn't look first to a comic strip to save the day?

But when Lois's own comic creation Mental Man comes to life right from the comic page, could Superman lose his chance of marriage to the woman he, well, shows no real love or respect for?

Lois, call me crazy, but Mental Man there is good looking, ripped, looks fantastic in orange and green AND wants to marry you. What is the holdup? If he has a mop of blonde hair under that cap, you've got yourself a winner!

Wishinful thinking? Clark, you're such a dick.

I sure hope you made a thorough model sheet. What a shame it is going to be if Mental Man is that hot only to be built like a Ken doll.

For years Superman has avoided proposing to me. Do you even hear yourself?

Okay, so Superman is dead but have you seen the arms on Mental Man? Meow!

Really Aquaman? You too? I'd expect that sort of thing from Batman but I always thought you were better than that.

Am I the only one that feels that Superman seems to have gone out of his way to make busting these crooks involve f---ing with Lois?

Looking for a more sophisticated, Aquacentric analysis of this story? Make sure to check out today's Aquaman Shrine!

Thanks Rob! for letting me ride your coat tails!


  1. I predict, due to the double-exposure this story is getting on teh internets from us, next Halloween will be filled with little kids dressed as Mental Man!

  2. Rob!: Heck I'm pricing adult costumes!

  3. I've got my sewing kit out right now! That Silver Age Supes had more hare-brained schemes than George Costanza. Why waste time fighting crime and preventing disasters when playing tricks on Lois is so much more fun? I'm totally on board with that.