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Superman is a Freak Out — We Hate Money

jimmy olsenWas ever hippie philosophy more succinctly expressed than in this pithy couplet?

Pithy couplet. Heh heh.

In support of my thesis that mainstream comic artists couldn’t draw a hippie for beans, I present Issue 118 of Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen (1974). Note that Jimmy is dressed as…I’m going to say Walt Whitman. His lacy zoot suit is purple.

And check out ol’ Ben Franklin in the background there. The Money Hate guy. He’s wearing the remains of a three-piece suit with trouser legs hemmed castaway-style. I bet that’s the artist’s deadbeat friend.

“Dude, I totally drew you as a hippie on the cover of this month’s Jimmy Olsen!”


This is pretty much a step up for Jimmy. In this series, he’s usually cross-dressing or trying to kill Superman, or both. Why he’s actually Superman’s pal doesn’t bear thinking of.

Today’s episode is brought to you by the airport lurgy that is still kicking my ass.

January 15, 2008 — 5:56 pm
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