Tommy Troy starts out as a Captain Marvel riff, a kid gifted by a mentor with strange powers. Eventually, they jump to him being an adult. A lawyer, no less. Complete with secretary. What? Surely you don’t expect him to pack for himself? And no, the “master” is not meant sarcastically.
So much so that they used them without a hat tip of any kind. Sure, my Doctor Fate scans were not scanned by me nor did I write the comic, but if you’re going to take images I selected, cropped etc. from an article on this site, a mention or link would be classy. This […]
Taken from a page of issue 60… Oh yeah, there’s the whole “how did getting the ability to see give the Lamplighter the ability to shapeshift”, but I noticed something else. It took the powers a half hour to wear off… wow, Gloria must have really been concentrating on Ted. Please tell me women really […]
Yay! Issue #59! The first appearance of almost no-body’s favorite Green Lantern. This cover set the pattern for just about every single Guy Gardner story ever until the late 90’s. For those unfamiliar with the character, we learn in this issue that Guy was the ring’s second choice for Green Lantern. He was just as […]
Geeze. It hits me – just about all the Metal Men’s robot enemies seem to be motivated by having the hots for them or develop said hots for one of them. The Missile Men, the Space Amazon, the Living Buoy., the Robot from B.O.L.T.S., etc. Now we have not just the Black Widow Spider from […]
Oh no Doc, Don’t marry her! And just in case it’s not enough that she’s an evil mind-stealing robot lady… It’s that she’s ugly too. Remember kids, protect your friends from marrying pretty ladies. They’re really evil spiders! Out to steal your precious bodily juices!
You know how in early issues Doc was lamenting his failure in building Platinum? Well in issue 16, he changes his tune: “No kid, you weren’t a mistake – you were an accident” (and hey, WWTT turned six years old the other day!)
This isn’t really a topic to joke about, but I’ve never let that stop me before. Nameless, when someone hurts you, that’s not a sign that they love you. Tell someone! Although, Lead seems to be wired that way as well…
Joan kinda comes off badly here.
What about Platinum, you ask? “Free at last!” Actually, no. You know, that last panel on it’s own it pretty disturbing.
Long time fans of the Metal Men absolutely know where this post is going. For the uninitiated, in issue #13, we find a lonely Tin wandering the streets.
The general public has gone mad with Metal Men Hate, and the team decides to break up. Platinum gives us this bon mot:
Or even if you don’t ask…
Jim has figured out what Sue and his Uncle are up to.
…The Jordan family! That’s right, I found time to post today. You lucky, lucky people.
How did I leave this out from the last batch?!
Tom is clearly in love with Hal.
I can’t decide if this is getting better or worse. You see, it turns out the Buoy is the Queen of the Buoys, and she wants Gold for her prince. Except one of the Living Buoys wants Platinum for his very own. This… displeases Queen Buoy.
First it was the Missel Man-Tina, then Crazy Space Queen Robot and Tin. Now yet again our metallic misfits are assailed by a mysterious robot that somehow has a gender and wants to get all alloyed.
The Metal Men are attacked, of course. And they sink. Who will save Doc?! (Hey you, in the back. Yeah you. I heard you say “Why?”. Behave)
Doc’s free of that simpering, mewling, Platinum! He’s free to do as he pleases with impunity! Hurrah. Right?
So Doc has decided to fiddle with Platinum again… this is going to be another full pager, actually. Just too good…
Have I used that title before? I feel like I’ve used that title before…
As our story wraps, please see another example of why Iris/Barry are greater than Carol/Hal.
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