Superboy #98

Superboy #98, July 1962

As you can see, comics were oh so moral back in the early ’60s. Just look as this scene: both Ultra Boy and Superboy have amazing x-ray vision powers, but they’re dutifully ignoring the gorgeous Lana Lang and checking out each other’s chests! Perhaps ol’ Fred Wertham wasn’t so far off the mark with his ideas.

Come to think of it though, perhaps it’s just as well that Ultra Boy isn’t using his powers to, er… penetrate Lana…

Cover by Curt Swan and George Klein.

Image ©2011 DC Comics