One Panel #398-399: Spells for the American Automobilist

From Zatara the Magician: "The Zin Diamond" by Gardner Fox and Joseph Sulman, Flash Comics #19 (August 1941)

Most spells in the Golden Age are in reverse-speak. Here it seems Zatara is worried his Turn Car to Flying Chariot spell is going to give out and he gives it a boost with "KEEP GOING!".

From Merlin the Magician: "Captured By Killer Ernst" by Fred Guardineer (as Lance Blackwood), National Comics #14 (August 1941)

Quality Comics' Merlin has the same shtick (someone should sue), and he makes Gasoline Appear, at which point drums of oil float up from the surface of the sea!

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