How Samson tours the Eiffel Tower

(From "Fantastic Comics" number 10, 1940.)

13 Responses to How Samson tours the Eiffel Tower

  1. It’s funnier if you think of ‘breaking down steel pillars’ as a euphemism for scratching the old itch.

    He says he’s in the mood and everything!

  2. This guy is really a wonderful role model. I’m sure David’s parents are so proud.

  3. Love that mullet he sporting in that pic! Business in the front, party in the back! Rock on!

  4. AMS, sadly I feel sure that mullet will get cut by a falling rivet any moment now.

  5. Wow, Samson really has a thing against buildings, huh? It’s a wonder he isn’t homeless. I figured he would have gotten pissed off at some point and chucked his house across the street.

  6. I know, Myro, it’s weird, isn’t it? I envision the pitch meeting going like this:

    A: We need a super-strong guy. Something epic and mythological, like Hercules only Christian.
    B: How ’bout Samson?
    A: I like it! What did Samson do?
    B: Knocked down a building or something, I think.
    A: Let’s go with that. Make sure he knocks down or throws or otherwise smashes a building in every story.
    B: Roger that!

  7. @Jeff 6: A:What’s his weakness (do biblical heroes even have weaknesses?)
    B: When his hair is cut, he loses his strength!
    A: Okay, so if say, a steel girder fell on his head…
    B: I said “cut”, not crushed.
    A: I don’t think I get what you’re saying…

  8. Jeff (6), Gero (7): Sadly, I can imagine the pitch meeting on Samson going exactly that way.

  9. Just as long as the pillars aren’t in any kind of temple that holds huge numbers of people who are expecting to be entertained…

  10. I can’t wait for the issue when he’s defeated by a villan who pulls out some “Samsonite”. Imagine, beaten by luggage!

  11. @ams 10: I can see that happening: “The evil Luggage Lord slams his suitcase closed over Samson’s hair, shearing it like scissors!”

  12. Dan Gonzalez

    Haters gonna hate, lovers gonna love, Samson gonna smash buildings…

  13. I’m trying to figure out the bolding/emphasis put on David’s name there. I mean, who talks like that?