Over HERE an argument is made for the, er, phallic nature of some Wonder Woman covers. Okie doke, fair enough, you can see his point (as it were — ahem). But this kind of thing wasn’t confined merely to those heroes of a distaff persuasion, oh no.

Here, for your delectation and delight are some Superman covers in a similar vein:

Y’know, that Freud has got a lot to answer for..!

Big thanks to Colleen Doran for the heads up (as it were — ahem, etc).

All covers ©2008 DC Comics