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Woman Woman dialogue in Superman #10

posted Feb 5, 2015, 8:31 PM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Feb 5, 2015, 8:32 PM ]

WONDER WOMAN #9 (Oct 1987)
DC Comics
Our Lives Together – Superman Overhears the Rest of the DC Universe
by Brian Cronin | February 3, 2015 @ 3:09 PM

In this one, suggestion by reader Jim S., we take a look at another bit I did in an old Comic Book Legends Revealed, where Superman’s hearing is increased to the point where he hears the rest of the DC Universe, with snippets from over a DOZEN other DC books that came out that same month!

In issue #10 of John Byrne’s Superman run (released with a cover date of October 1987), Superman’s powers are acting weird. They are increasing in power at seemingly random intervals.

What’s fascinating, though, is that the panel where Superman is hearing all sorts of things is not just a random panel of word balloons, as you would typically expect. No sir, that panel features ACTUAL dialogue taken from THIRTEEN other DC comic books released that same month (I believe the intent was for books that specifically came out that very week, but I can’t speak to whether it actually worked out that way)! 

Wonder Woman #9, page 6: