One Panel #126-129: Well, This Is Awkward

Someone else was getting into the superhero game with Marvel Comics #1 (uh-oh), but meanwhile...
From Superman: "The Return of the Ultra-Humanite" by Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster and Paul Cassidy, Action Comics #17 (October 1939)

Sometimes, I don't know what to tell you. Action scenes can lead to accidental awkwardness. I wouldn't read too much into it.

From "Batman Versus the Vampire, Part 1" by Gardner Fox, Bob Kane and Sheldon Moldoff, Detective Comics #31 (September 1939)

Who would have thought that this issue, with the famous cover of a giant Batman overlooking a haunted castle would actually involve a giant ape? Great cover, but obviously designed before comics creators "cracked" the appeal of gorilla covers.

From Sergeant O'Malley of the Red Coat Patrol: "The Dog Sled Robbery” by Jack Lehti, More Fun Comics #47 (September 1939)

This strip set in the wilds of Canada (it's always the "wilds", when it's Canada) started in issue #39 with O'Malley joining the RCMP as a constable. Given the frankly racist way the natives and metis are represented, I don't think O'Malley would make one Constable Benton Fraser proud.

From Hugh Hazzard and his Iron Man: "Von Hutz's Plan" by George E. Brenner, Smash Comics #3 (October 1939)

As if in answer to my reaction to yet another issue of Smash Comics without a Quality hero still remembered today. Just how long do I have to wait?!

(The answer is 10 more issues, but only if you count Magno the Miracle Man. Oh you don't? Well, maybe I'm looking in the wrong Quality comic... Clues!)


snell said...

For some reason, Kal-El and hoses are always awkward...

Siskoid said...

It's a mild form of Kryptonite.

Anonymous said...

Taco Bell again, huh?


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