Welcome back to the Fortress’ presentation of the “deleted scenes” from Adventures of Superman #500. The collector’s/bagged edition of that comic had eight pages that were exclusive to that version and with few exceptions had never been reprinted, even in the trade paperback. This time out we’ll be looking at the fifth and sixth pages.
By this point in the story Jonathan has found his son but is shocked to discover that Clark is being led away in what appears to be a religious procession. Jonathan finds this awful uncommon odd because as far as he was told Kryptonians put science over worship. Both pages are amazing and I especially like the coloring, which gives them an other-worldly feel. The second page was used in the house ads for Adventures of Superman #500. Both are featured in the Death and Return of Superman omnibus.
Next time: Fighty McFightenstein (trademark and copyright Andrew Leyland, all rights reserved) and let’s get the flock out of Dodge.
More to follow…