Superman is known to be a Boy Scout in terms of ethics. However, personally I think this could not be farther from the truth. History has shown that he has pushed expensive electronics upon school children, made out with his cousin and has violated half a dozen teenage girls simultaneously. After a while, I was beginning to think that Superman was a pedophile. It turns out though, that in one story Superman spikes the punch at a party… of adults. So I guess Superman is a jerk to everyone, it seems.
In Superman issue 182 (volume 1) Superman needed to make an escape without anyone knowing he was gone. So he does what I would have done: he made everyone in the room violently ill. He figured he could return later, and no one would know what had happened. Basically, Superman decided to drug everyone. No harm done, right? Oh wait, isn’t that guy over there a recovering alcoholic with a bad liver? Aah, who cares.
If you really want to know his motive for making a room full of people wasted, I will tell you. Superman decides to change secret identities, and takes up a job as a butler. All of a sudden, a train is in trouble, and Superman is needed. So what does Superman do? Superman Spikes the punch. Forget trying to come up with a plausible solution to leave the building, just make everyone smashed instead. You see, that is Superman’s great flaw: he is dumber than a sack of nails. If you said to him, “Hey Superman, catch this glowing green rock!” he’d do it.
Superman 182 is the same issue where we see Superman make out with a bunch of girls using super-speed, just to show how much of a stud-muffin he is. It is an excellent comic that show how much Superman is really full of himself. These older comics (from 1966) were a ton of fun to read due to their ridiculous stories and plot devices. If you are a comic collector and you find one available, you should definitely get your hands on it.
What is your opinion of Superman? Stud-muffin? Ignorant jerk? Leave your opinion below.