Now I have your attention, considering the comic cover we are going to see shortly, maybe the better question should be: Have you ever been squeezed so hard, you thought your head would pop off? Apparently, at DC Comics in 1976, the answer was yes!
This World’s Finest Comics #235 cover by Ernie Chan is actually pretty hilarious. Not only does some mysterious giant hand surge out of nowhere, it actually grabs the man of steel and squeezes so hard, his head comes clean off. And I do mean “clean off”. Nice and even all the way round, it even ejects with some force winds drawn by Mr Chan. A scene like this in the late 1940s or even now would have…let’s say…a lot more “red” in it.
So how does Superman get out of this? Sorry to disappoint you but it’s actually an imaginary teaser that repeats itself on the opening page, then is never referred to again.
I don’t know what they were thinking! Anyway, check out the hilarity in the cover below.