Friday, July 18, 2014

Early Siegel and Shuster: erection joke?

Shorty sees attractive female. Shorty's "desk-top commences to slowly lift"? Er, there's only one way to take that (...but I thought he was "Shorty"...!)

...ohhh, THAT kind of, ahem, "snake". And, ah, he was "scared stiff", rather than "aroused stiff". I get it now. Makes sense. 

(From Slam Bradley -- "The Merrivale Mystery", Detective Comics #25, cover date March 1939 -- which, of course, was two issues before the debut of Batman!)

-- Ryan

(No, I certainly don't own this issue, nor any Golden Age comic, at present. Images obtained online.)

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