One Panel #264-266: What's With the Giants?

As of the previous post, we're looking at comics that were physically on the stands in September of 1940. That's a mere 77 years ago!
From Batman: "The Land Behind the Light" by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, Jerry Robinson and George Roussos, Detective Comics #44 (October 1940)

If you're waiting for the 1950s to see Batman graduate to fantasy and sci-fi, you really don't nee to wait that long. Sure, Batman and Robin's visit to the land of giants is just a dream, but if we go by Grant Morrison, all those gonzo tales were.

From Barry O'Neill: "Fang Gow's Terror" by Ed Winiarski, Adventure Comics #55 (October 1940)

And here's that type of giant again, this time fighting Barry O'Neill in some kind of "Yellow Menace" scenario. So is this a trend? We need a third example.

From Doll Man: "The Deadly Toymaker" by John Celardo, Feature Comics #38 (November 1940)

Well, no Siskoid. You can't use Doll Man. He's always IN the land of giants, and those giants are just us. Cheater.


Kurt "Welcome to Geektown" Onstad said...

I'd never be caught dead in that pant leg.

Even when it was "cool," I never rolled my pant cuffs.


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