It's Friday AND Beefcake/Cheesecake Appreciation Week here at TPCM, so that means...
Twice The Exploitation !!
The Legion of Super-Heroes #293, "Within The Darkness..."
Really I didn't intend to copy Kalinara. She has a giant, I have a giant; she has an unconscious women, I have an unconscious women. It's all coincidence I swear!
Today's first panel* features Mike Nasser's beautifully drawn Projectra from the backup in SLSH #233, on the surface, not a bad story, BUT the implication regarding Projectra is pretty bad. At this point in history, Projectra was basically a two-note character: rich princess and Karate Kid's girlfriend. So what should you do to expand her character? Create a story where she's in a coma because she misses her boyfriend so much she can't bear to face reality and turns her power of illusion inward to create a "perfect world". Way to go guys!! (And what's worse, Paul Levitz wrote it. He made up for it in the '80s though.) That said, it's still a good story and has great art.
The second panel is from the Great Darkness Saga after Mon-El's been "coma-tized" by Darkseid. What's interesting about the panel is it's one of the few times (if only?) we see Mon-El with body hair. If memory serves, almost every bare-chested Mon shot showed him with a smooth torso. So gentle readers, we may have here evidence that Mon-EL is a shaver. Obviously between the time spent fighting the Servants of Darkness and the time in the coma, his chest hair grew back. Mon-EL dude, you’re not a porn star; you don’t have to shave your chest. Embrace your furriness!!
*Editor's Note: Panel was edited to remove pesky partial word ballons.