Kerry Callen explains what happened right BEFORE that iconic moment on the cover of Action Comics #1.
I NEVER IMAGINED
There’s a 1978 Disney animated short called The Small One that I mention when people ask me what my favorite movie is, and it must’ve been fairly unpopular because no one has ever said, “Oh yeah! I remember that!” Somehow, though, even though I was born ten years after it came out and I was my parents’ oldest kid, we had a copy in our house and I’d watch it every day after school around Christmastime. It is this time of year. This is what we watch.
It’s the backstory of the donkey that ends up taking the Virgin Mary to Bethlehem, so it’s probably buried for that reason, but it’s also an underdog story and a love story and a friendship story and it makes me happy and sad in equal good parts.
Anyway, I just found it in full on YouTube and you can start it at 1:40 to skip the opening credits.