One Panel #363: Taking Our Lives Back from the Dead

From Mister Scarlet: "... Meets the Ghost" by Otto and Jack Binder, Wow Comics #2 (June 1941)

Halloween's over and done with. It's time to kick the rotting pumpkins to the curb. Twitter handles go back to normal. And for superheroes like Mister Scarlet to put the monsters back in their place.

Who? Yeah, for a guy with some 50 appearances in the Golden Age, who has THREE STRIPS in this very book, who was originally based in "Gotham City" (but not THAT Gotham City), who was co-created by Jack Kirby (what?! I didn't know that!), back to back, and who DID feature in the Crisis on Earth-S JLA/JSA story, he really got ripped off the day Roy Thomas submitted heroes for Who's Who!


snell said...

Roy was probably too embarrassed by the fact that he'd have to include the side-kick named "Pinky."

Still Mr. Scarlet had some really interesting stories for the time. There was even a running arc where Scarlet's war on crime was so successful, his alter ego Brian Butler lost his job at the DA's office--there wasn't enough crime to prosecute! So he and Pinky would have to scrounge for jobs and money, which usually didn't work because crime-fighting got in the way. Broke super-heroes was a pretty unique idea in the 40s...


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