Friday, July 06, 2007

Superman in "The Adventures of Big Boy"

I brought in the "Superman" issue of "The Adventures of Big Boy" as a gag into Lee's Comics yesterday, and the amazing thing was, the staff was able to identify where Big Boy artist Manny Stallman cribbed his Superman poses to the exact "Superman" issue!!

Incidentally, this issue of "Big Boy" #266 from June 1979 is one of the highest valued issues of the entire series despite the artwork being deplorable. Although this issue was really a plug for the 1978 "Superman The Movie", amazingly "Big Boy" gave absolutely NO credit to DC Comics for this.

Later in the year when Big Boy, Dolly and Nugget reminisce on their recent visits to various celebrities such as the casts of "Little House on the Prairie" and "Sesame Street", the visit to see Superman is strangely absent....

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