Saturday, January 23, 2010

Superboy’s X-Ray Vision

In issue 98 of Superboy, Ultra Boy comes to Smallville. He has many powers, but his flaw is that he can only use one power at a time. He also doesn’t have x-ray vision, it was called “penetra-vision.”

Instead of telling me about this issue, Ash just showed me the cover, which depicts Ultra Boy and Superboy using their super-vision to see through each other’s clothing. My husband insisted that if they were really teenage boys with x-ray vision they would be looking at Lana Lang!

(Drawing by Fanboy Wife, based on a picture by Curt Swan.)


  1. i dunno... as a teenager, i'd have been looking through jo's clothing and than spending DAYS feeling terrible about it and denying it meant anything.

  2. Wouldn't Clark be looking a little lower?

  3. Or not! Because the meta-joke is that they're both gay.