Dinosaur-Throwing Contest


We've looked at the deliriously insane comics of the Silver Age in the context of Jimmy Olsen's erotic wiles, but there is so much more to be seen. I'm actually starting to wonder if there wasn't some sort of outside intervention - possibly alien or inter-dimensional - with these old DC comics. Because at first glance, you think- you know- they are absolutely retarded. But after a while you begin to realize that they might possibly be works of absolute genius. Then you start to wonder if maybe you should be worshipping them.

I think Alan Moore and Grant Morrison are pikers compared to the guys who conjured this madness up from the depths. How can even H.P. Lovecraft's most fevered visions compare to a guy walking around with Saturn at the end of his neck?


This yarn is written by Jerry Siegel, of course. Two full years before Mission: Impossible (which debuted 9/17/66). The blatant phallic connotations here are merely the icing on the cake. Only Siegel could have a Jimmy Olsen puppet show and a dinosaur-throwing contest in the same story.

Dinosaurs. With buzzsaw blades. Growing out of their foreheads.

It doesn't get any better than this.

8 comments:

  1. I LOVE the old DC comics. They had some of the craziest and kookiest covers ever seen. Some of the ones they have at www.superdickery.com had me laugh so hard I had tears coming out of my eyes.

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  2. Gawd, Superdickery! Did you see the Batman & Joker issue they have there where they keep going on about "boners".......it's like a South Park episode. As in LMAO.

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  3. Chris, don't know if you've seen this before, I think you'll really like these:

    Top 15 unintentionally funny comics (includes the aforementioned "boner" comic):

    http://www.yesbutnobutyes.com/archives/2007/03/top_15_unintent.htm

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  4. "Because at first glance, you think- you know- they are absolutely retarded. But after a while you begin to realize that they might possibly be works of absolute genius. Then you start to wonder if maybe you should be worshipping them."

    This statement is EXACTLY how I feel about some of these comics, CK. Excellent post.

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  5. Of COURSE these are works of genius! How is that even in question?

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  6. Well, maybe we could merge with the Superdickerists and start a mega-cult.
    All of you can be in the clergy...

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  7. Darn chop-off-long-links comments forms,

    I'll try it with the html code for links too, but it never worked for me yet in these forms:

    top 15 unintentionally funny comics

    & if that doesn't work:

    http://www.yesbutnobutyes.com/archives/2007/
    03/top_15_unintent.html

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  8. LOL, loved this post. You hit the nail on the head. Surprisingly this is not the only reference to "throwing dinosaurs" that I have seen. The starting song of that old anime, that I absolutely loved watching, "Prince Planet" had a reference to "stop a meteor with a dinosaur". Wonderful. I found out you can watch those old Prince Planet cartoons on YouTube as someone has uploaded them. I recommend you go and at least, listen to the starting song, LOL. Good post!

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