Remember all that fuss when DC did the New 52 and launched Superman without his red underpants over his tights? The internet went nuts (admittedly, the internet goes nuts over just about anything) with people bemoaning the change in a classic costume and probably claiming DC were destroying their childhood memories.
Well, turns out it had been done long before then – like in 1975:
See? No red underpants here, my friends, unless they’re under that “authentic Superman costume.”
You too could have a costume that will give you literally “weeks and months of fun“! Sure it might fall apart in nine weeks, but think of how much fun your “authentic Superman costume” will have given you during that time.
All you need do to be “the envy of your friends” is simply “slip into this authentic Superman costume, put on the concealing mask” and stand by for so much fun you won’t . . .
Wait a second . . .
Since when does Superman wear a “concealing mask“?
I don’t believe it – they ruined a classic costume in 1975! How many childhood memories were ruined by this?!
Damn you pre-internet era!
As I mentioned in a comment on Mark Perigard‘s blog the other day, I’m still collecting olf Justice League of America and Green Lantern issues from the 60s and 70s, and recently picked up JLoA #113 and #114, two of the 100 Page Giants that DC were doing in the mid-70s.
Flipping through the issue made me realise just how different things are these days, over 40 years later. As well as an all new story featuring the League, a Justice Society reprint and another reprint from an early issue of JLoA (the classic Crisis on Earth-Three), #113 also had a handful of other . . . errr . . . features like the quiz about which boots the League members wear.
Seriously – this was a big enough deal that it was promoted on the cover!!
I’m guessing this was long before DC started bragging that comics weren’t just for kids.
Of course, I can’t mention this without offering you the chance to compete, so here’s the quiz – remember, you need to think as though you’re reading this in 1975. Answers after the fold.
Have your guesses ready? Click below for the answers.
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