What are the oddest Superman stories out there?
I just read Action Comics 370 "Superman's Lost Century!"
Once upon a time, Superman's rocket traveled through a space warp, landed on a parallel Earth, and ended up pulling a 2001 on the planet. He is a living Kubrick Monolith! He takes the prehistoric beings that live there into a future world much like Krypton. He speeds them up from the caveman era to the Jetsons in one century. Also, he has no powers but gives off "super radiation". Other than that, he's human.
The planet ends up going mad, turning on Superman, and hunting him as a criminal until he is elderly. Eventually his son, yeah he has a son, sends him back through the space warp where he "de-ages" back to infancy and lands in 1930s Earth, for the Kents to raise as we've always read. He becomes the Superman we know and love!
The art looks like Ross Andru and it was canon at one time?
Then I read Action comics 388 which sends Superman to a Mad Magazine version of Earth... so that first one doesn't even win for oddest Superman story I've read today.
Also one of the back ups features Supergirl in love with a dead ringer for Superman. This has to be the third Supergirl/ Kal El romance idea I've read from the Silver Age. What was the deal? Are they're so perfect they can only love each other, or back then was the idea of "kissing cousins" somehow less odd?
Anyways, I also read Irredeemable volume 7 today and somehow it fits in with all those crazy Superman Silver Age stories.