Super-WTF? Five Lamest Superman Powers
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You'd think a power like super-ventriloquism would be such a bizarre ability that writers would only think of using it once, maybe twice. And if you think that, that's why you never wrote a Superman comic in the Silver Age, because super-ventriloquism was that era's heat vision. Need to distract Lois Lane to keep your secret identity? Super-ventriloquism. Need to communicate with your dog, Krypto (like in these panels from Superman #165)? Use super-ventriloquism. Want to upstage Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy? You got it, super-ventriloquism. Like super-hypnotism, super-ventriloquism was a power that even as a kid I couldn't buy. Largely because I spent hours practicing non-super-ventriloquism, and I couldn't throw my voice across the room, let alone call my dog.
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- Air #22 This unusual series will be ending with #24, but it's still worth checking out. If you like this series by G. Willow Wilson and M.K. Perker, check out the collected editions, and be thankful Vertigo took a chance on it.
- Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne #3 Hey, Grant Morrison pops up again, and this time he's sending Bruce Wayne through time in order to get him to the present. If you like your Batman urban and gritty, this might not be your cup of tea. But if you want to see Bruce Wayne dress up as a bat pirate, pick this up.
- Garth Ennis' Battlefields: Motherland (1 of 3) #7 Although he's widely know for his work on Preacher, Ennis really shines when he's writing war stories. This issue begins the sequel to his acclaimed The Night Witches, which looked at female Soviet fighter pilots in World War II.
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