How Samson tours the Eiffel Tower

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

13 Responses to How Samson tours the Eiffel Tower

  1. Avatar TopHat says:

    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. Avatar Wulf says:

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

  3. ams ams says:

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

  4. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

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

  5. Avatar Myro says:

    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. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    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. Avatar Gero says:

    @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. Avatar Myro says:

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

  9. Avatar logosgal says:

    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. ams ams says:

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

  11. Avatar Gero says:

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

  12. Avatar Dan Gonzalez says:

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

  13. Avatar Steve M. says:

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