Superman 127 – Titano debuts

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Binder, Boring and Kaye introduce Titano, the giant ape with kryptonite vision in Superman 127 (Feb. 59).

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Clearly inspired by King Kong, the ape begins as a chimp sent into space in a rocket, the way that countries used to do frequently in the late 50s.  For research, or so they claimed.

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Anyway, little Titano goes through some cosmic radiation and becomes a giant beast, as well as gaining the ability to shoot beams of kryptonite from his eyes.  I believe the same thing happened to Laika, but the Russians covered it up.

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Titano is innocent but destructive, and Superman cannot get anywhere near him.  But Titano trusts Lois, and she gets him to put lead glasses on as part of a game.  Superman then sends the ape backwards in time, leaving him in the prehistoric era to romp at will.

Enjoyable, and leaves a possible return for Titano, which came about a couple of years down the road.

 

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