|Image copyright DC COMICS|
Tuesday, 21 April 2015
SUPERMAN'S BOY FRIEND, JIMMY OLSEN...?
You're looking at a corner cover icon that JACK KIRBY
drew for DC's JIMMY OLSEN magazine which, for some
reason, was never used. It's natural to wonder why, and being
the inquisitive soul that I am, I did. After all, icons were used
for other Kirby DC mags, so why not this one? (A SWAN
& ANDERSON icon appeared in its place.)
Could it be that, when reduced, it kind of looks as though
Jimmy is trying to grab his pal's hand as they skip gaily side-
by-side? Perhaps DC bigwigs felt that the image was just a tad
too 'camp' for their greatest superhero and his best buddy,
but whatever the reason, it was never used at the time.
Of course, nowadays, in an age when some prat in pur-
suit of an agenda dares suggest that Supes should be turned
gay or bisexual so that certain minorities can feel good about
themselves, it may well yet see service if such a thing should
ever come about. Let's hope not, eh? Not even a nice bit
of Kirby art is worth messing with a legend.
(And let's face it - CLARK BENT doesn't
have quite the same ring to it.)
Posted by Kid at Tuesday, April 21, 2015