|tsuki_the_geek (tsuki_the_geek) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2009-03-27 20:48:00
|Entry tags:||char: superman/clark kent, era: bronze age, in-joke: crack|
1971 = Huh???
So, before Crisis on Infinite Earths restarted the DC Universe in the 80s, whenever a new editor/writer took over a book they had to "explain" any changes they made. For example, when Superman was taken over in 1971 by editor Julius Shwartz after years and years and years of Weisinger's crazy, Silver Age crack, he had to come up with REASONS that the new Superman was less powerful, why kryptonite wasn't a problem anymore and why Superboy's parents were suddenly younger... WAIT. WHAT?
Yes, the 1970s Superboy had young, hip parents rather than bespeckled grandparents-- the "WB-Smallville" approach, if you will. I actually like the design of the new Kents and I agree with the overall idea. The problem? The STUPID reasoning they came up with for the change.
EDIT: rab62 has informed me that Murray Boltinoff was actually the editor for Superboy during this period. My bad; I thought Shwartz took over editing the whole Super-book family! *bows*