Saturday, February 29, 2020

Today in Comics History: 'Cause baby you're a firework

Hey, it's the you-only-can-celebrate-it-every-four years birthday of Superman! Who is a little red cheaty-pants on the outside, because he also gets presents on Clark Kent's birthday, June 18. Wanna read more about Supes's most disatrious birthday party? No, not the one where Jimmy Olsen turned into a giant turtle and ate the cake, but Superman Annual #11's "For the Man Who Has Everything," in a blog post right here on this very blog that I wrote twelve years ago. How it that possible? I've only seven! Which is a very good age to be.


Panels from Superman Annual (1960 series) #11 (September 1985); script by Alan Moore;
pencils, inks, and letters by Dave Gibbons; colors by Tom Ziuko

Superman's birthday is so popular

(I shall now pause for you to shout "HOW POPULAR IS IT?!?")

...Superman's birthday is so popular that even Harley Quinn dreams about it.


Panel from Harley Quinn Valentine's Day Special one-shot (April 2015), script by Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, pencils and inks by Aaron Campbell, colors by Hi-Fi, letters by John J. Hill

Whoa, HQ! Better not let Poison Ivy catch you dreamin' about Superman! And for that matter, being Robin to Batman. Although I suspect she'd enjoy the little green shorts.

Anyway, Happy Birthday, Superman! To another 82 years and beyond!

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