Action Comics Weekly #610 (Superman)
“Show & Tell”
Writer – Roger Stern
Pencils – Curt Swan
Inks – John Beatty
Letters – Bill Oakley
Colors – Tom Ziuko
Editor – Mike Carlin
Heyyy, it’s Superman Day! Otherwise known as Chris’s Day Off. Last time out, our man exploited the faith of a “believer”… let’s see how that pays off!
Having “seen the sign”… which opened up his eyes, Mr. Galt decides to TRUST KENT. Clark tells him that anything he says will be heard by Superman, because, ya know, they’re “real close”.
He takes Galt to the Daily Planet so he can share his story with Perry White… who, believing Kent just put a crazy person in front of him, doesn’t appear to appreciate the visit.
Galt then uses his… Power of Projection to make it appear as though the trio are… elsewhere. He claims that he discovered these powers through “learning the way of the one, true Superman”!
Well, that was unexpected… and, by “unexpected” I mean… yeah, something like this was bound to happen, wasn’t it?
I mean, believing in Superman as a God isn’t the most outlandish thing for a denizen of the DC Universe. I mean, I feel like when we all reach that age of “enlightenment” and realize and notice some of the parallels between the stories of Superman and Jesus Christ (ya know, when we become teen-agers, and know everything)… so, again, not the most outlandish thing.
However, comics are a visual medium… and so, there are going to have to be some more “visual” story beats in order to really hammer the point home. Hence, a believer of Superman as God… gets an incredible power! It was decently done… and is actually making me look forward to what’s next.
That’s about as much of a victory we can hope for!