We have seen Superman go berserk before, but this really takes the cake. In Action Comics 584 Superman decides to let his frustration out upon the world. He does this by punching into random buildings, tearing off Cyborg’s arm, and.. umm…. Superman threatens Wonder Girl with rape. And not just any rape. Super rape!
The story of Action Comics 284 is that Superman’s mind was swapped with some crippled dude. This guy was so smart that he managed to create incredibly complicated machinery, which not even NASA’s top scientists could ever hope to invent, acquired all the parts, then welded it all together himself. Never mind that he is so fragile that he can barely even stand, or that Superman’s regular breathing could crush his body to fit into a Styrofoam coffee cup.
I have to say that, beyond the lazy mind-swapping-machine concept, the story is actually pretty realistic. Lord knows that if had Superman’s powers, I would break the first thing I’d see and then tear off a super-hero’s arm. When Superman threatens Wonder Girl with rape after beating her, it solidified the way I had always assumed handicapped people thought.
Apparently I am not the only one that finds the idea of gaining Superman’s powers appealing. Action Comics 584 is a classic that is often seen in people’s collections, despite having little monetary value. What would you do with Superman’s powers? Leave a comment below.