Saturday, April 15, 2006

Comic Book Ad: Superman vs the Giant Cyclops

I would have totally paid 40 cents to see this in wax form at the 1964 world's Fair.

I have the idea, though, that this scene did not occur in reality. Young comic book readers dragging their parents into the museum expecting to see Supes in a fight scene with a monster were in all likelihood disappointed. I would say it was a almost certain that the two figures were just positioned in standard department store mannequin-like poses and probably not even in proximity to the other.

Too bad. That would rule.

2 comments:

  1. Here's the closest you or I will ever get.

    Man, I love the architecture of the '64 World's Fair. (Not that I've ever been there, but my favorite fun comic of all time in The Flintstones at the 1964 World's Fair.)

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  2. Thanks Bully. It looks just like the San Diego art museum. I kid you not. Right to the pattern above the doors.

    Word verification: soldpus

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