An Austin Mini with a 1380 A Plus MED engine inside.
This Month in DC History
Watching Man of Steel?
Some of you will like it. Some of you will hate it. Some of you will hope that the next DC movie that comes out doesn’t involve a bat or a shield but maybe an amazon or a lightening bolt.
But whatever happens, nothing would have happened if Superman wasn’t introduced in Action Comics #1 back in 1938.
What else was happening in Superman in 1938?
- Superman wasn’t able to fly or have heat vision or freeze breath in the early days. All that would come later. His introductory powers included leap 1/8th of a mile, hurdle a 20 story building, raise tremendous weights, and run faster than a express train.
- Along with Superman, Lois Lane was introduced. She obviously was covering the story on Superman but she rejected Clark because he was a “spineless, unbearable coward”. Get a room you two. Also these two worked for the Daily Star. The Daily Planet wouldn’t appear until the next year.
- Jimmy Olsen was introduced in Action Comics #6 but he looked nothing like he does today. Aside from the bowtie, Jimmy was blond and when by the odd nickname “inquisitive office-boy”. Thankfully that didn’t stick. Can you imagine collecting issues of Superman’s Pal Inquisitive Office-Boy?
You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.
“Her” Whitechapel #frifoto
The Day the Olympic Torch came to Whitechapel, 2012
Photograph by Roger Davies
We’re living at a time when a major shift in attitudes is bringing on a new era—one in which people get more value by owning less property.
This car is just like Robbie Williams.
Who knew, behind that
Take That nonsense,
there was a real