Ever wonder how Zatara became so wonderful?
The King is someone I’d never heard of before my most recent round of reading. He’s recently gotten the legacy treatment, and his son/grandson/whathaveyou has joined the JSA. The King’s shtick is he’s such an amazing master of disguise that no-one has ever seen his actual face – not even the reader. As hooks go, […]
The Golden Age Flash’s girlfriend, Joan, is a lot of fun. She has the same nose for trouble as other Golden Age comic women, but there are a few differences.
I love some of the non-Superman S&S stuff. Slam Bradley is awesome, of course, but Federal Men and I, Spy are gems too. Take this Federal Men from Adventure Comics #39.
I was up late covering an event for Mopocket.com. Here are two panels.
Golden Age Comics generally feature gun-slinging lawmen who are tough on crime. Not in this “Little Linda” story.
I know this is from More Fun #22, but beyond that I am not entirely certain who the creators may have been (well, I have an idea). It’s a story about a corrupt judge, who is in the pocket of the defense.
Another animal oddity.
. For those of you who don’t remember, Psycho Sue is a reporter who decided that Jim Jordan was secretly Green Lantern, and decided to prove it. Basically, Sue is a graft of the far more annoying tendencies of Lois Lane into the GL comic.
In 197 Catwoman decides to become a hero, out of jealousy basically.
I’m going for the obvious here, but…
Justice League #62 shows that the writer’s “get” Hal.
Okay, so Sandra Knight (aka Phantom Lady) is in a sealed room, with guards. Phantom Lady comes out of the room. Reaction? Man, we’re one stupid gender. Then there’s Phantom Lady’s love interest. He’s more than just a dumb hunk. He’s a jerk, too. “We’ll have none of this ‘alone time’ when we’re married, that’s […]
Samar, Lord of the Jungle, is brought forward to be the slave (wink, wink) of Lazana, the ruler of a hidden, all female tribe (one assumes this is how they perform all their procreation). That’s an… interestingly shaped throne you have there, Lazana. I especially like the carvings. Please tell me you guys see this […]
No, not alcohol (this time), time travel. The JSA go back in time to undo Evil Johnny’s swaps of the League. Hey, here’s a crazy idea… if you time travel to a point to stop something from happening, and it’s already happened… why not travel back a bit further?
I loved all the old JLA/JSA Earth-1/Earth-2 team-ups. One thing I loved was this particular story in #37. It seems Johnny Thunder, who was basically a 1940’s version of Snapper Carr with a pet genie, got in a snit over not having an Earth-1 counterpart in the League (because no-one made the obvious parallel I […]
Welcome back, my friends, to the wonderful world of Creepy Carol! When we last left Carol Ferris, she was pining over Green Lantern and finding excuses to spent time with him, entrap him into marrying her, and expose his secret ID. In other words, in love comic book style. More after the break…
Here’s a reoccurring theme: Batman finds happiness, and Robin is a whiny little brat about it: Apparently, Dick is under the impression that Bruce having a wife means his young ward heads back to the orphanage. Here are some gems from the actual story: “Get back in the bat-kitchen and make me a bat-wich, woman!” […]
Any Excuse for a Party I forgot why the League is throwing a party for Snapper, but hey, any excuse for some Snapper speak! Love the telegrams. Also, love the fact that the Atom is ducking them.
Justice League #21 is just full of clichés, as evidenced by my last few JLA panels, but here’s a Silver Age take on one of my favorite golden age clichés: It’s like that Simpsons episode: “A wizard did it.” Except in old comics, it was “A Tibetan magic spell did it.”
More Snapper Speak! In fact, an entire page full of the stuff. Why? Because if I have to suffer through it, you damn well have to also! Did anyone ever actually say “beat feet”?
I miss the good old days, when superheroes got their powers from ingesting strange drugs. Nothing says crime-buster like ingesting strange chemicals. So much more so than mystic scarabs. Although the recently ended new Blue Beetle was one of the best dang comics DC’s put out in some time
Here’s a cliché & bad science rolled into one: The science: How far below freezing would it have to be for that water to be freezing on contact with the air? Why isn’t it frozen in the planter? Also, how many trips did they have to take to make all that ice with that tiny […]
The Penguin is brilliant. “Hey O’Hara, isn’t that the Penguin there?” “Och, are ye daft, lad? Sure he has a top hat, opera coat, gloves, a nose you could use as an ice-pick and is clutching an umbrella on a clear day, but look closer. That man has dark glasses. Nothing like the Penguin.” “Gosh […]
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