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The cover of one of Plastic Man's comics.[1]



Comics were a form of literature common in newspapers and magazines, which included drawn artwork combined with written text. One comic book publisher was known as DC Comics Inc.[3]



When Jonathan Kent saw the rocket ship that brought Kal-El to Earth, he said it was like something out of the "funny papers."[4]

Crusaders were a group of superheroes published in comics during World War II, and they later became a real team, when fans of the original comics banded together, and were able to mimic the fictional super powers with a special transforming device.[5]

In 1979, when Ed McMahon was in the Hall of Heroes with the Superfriends he said to the people at home watching this event on television "If you're a comic book fan, you know they're all here."[6]

Circa 1980, there were a number of 1950s era romance comics at the Nostalgia Convention.[7]

The animal superhero character known as Hoppy the Marvel Bunny also starred in a comic book entitled Hoppy. Clark Kent once read an issue of that particular comic.[8]

M.O. was reading some old comic pages from older newspapers on a computer screen in the Sentinel's Ship. The two comics he read were about a sheriff in the Old West and a feral child raised by monkeys in a jungle.[9]

Sometimes Metamorpho would read a Justice League Comic Book.[10]


  1. As seen in the opening theme of The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show.
  2. As seen in DC Super Heroes - My First Dictionary (2014).
  3. As seen in Super Powers # 5 (1984).
  4. As seen in The Planet-Splitter.
  5. Conjecture based upon DC Comics.
  6. As seen in the Legends of the Superheroes episode The Roast (1979).
  7. As seen in the comic story: Bad Weather For Supergirl! (1980).
  8. As seen in DC Super Heroes - My First Dictionary (2014).
  9. Interestingly enough, the actual dialogue stated that the child was raised by apes, however onscreen evidence contradicts this, as it is clearly monkeys shown on the comic panel. Because of this, we can assume that M.O. spoke in error. This occurred in Fauna (1977).
  10. As seen in the comic story: How Ya Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm After They've Seen Paree? (1989).

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