Sunday, January 28, 2007

Weekly Wonderous Moment in Comics #18

Straight from the backup feature in Action Comics #253 (June 1959) comes Supergirl back in her Danville Orphanage days. It seems like a couple that owns a farm wants to adopt an older boy at the orphanage, but they don't make enough money. Supergirl searches all over their property for oil or minerals & turns up nothing. Then she gets a $$ making idea for them. She takes a big rock and... well, I'll just let her explain this.

Obviously this was before lawyers roamed the Earth. You'll notice that there are:
  • No handrails on the stairs.
  • No handicapped access to the telescope.
  • No fence around the hole.
I can just see some fool jumping in the hole trying to get a quick trip to Italy. How did her plan work? Several days later the hole collapsed but the farm couple made enough money to sell the farm, move into town and get a real job. Then they decided that they would adopt a different boy, since the one they were looking at enjoyed Farm Life so much, he would be bored in town. What Bastards!!!

What else could the telescope have seen that might have made the family even MORE money??? YOU DECIDE!!!


Sleestak said...

People could just look at the billboard for free.

SallyP said...

That's just so bizarre.

Dwayne "the canoe guy" said...

I wondered just what they would see. Of course they wouldn't see anything that would look like the Eiffel Tower, they would be looking at the side of it.

And how big would it be anyway? Where did the farmer get that telescope?

My brain hurts.