One Panel #246-249: In the Back-Ups

The following comics have headliners like Captain Marvel, Uncle Sam and, uhm, Bulletman, but lets dig deeper within their pages for their other stars, and what panels they might yield.
From Ibis the Invincible: "The Treachery of Carl Brand" by Bill Parker and Al Carreno, Whiz Comics #8 (September 1940)

The same I like to skip on Superman in Action Comics and use a panel from the Zatara strip, here I'm going with the likewise magically-propelled, completely bananas Ibis. Because it's not every day you see a magician tackle a dinosaur. I'm not made of stone!

From Cyclone: "The Return of Amnozo" by Henry Kiefer, National Comics #3 (September 1940)

How does obscure Quality hero Cyclone fly? Propeller plane shoes!

From Red Gaucho: "The Gaucho's Sinister Double" by Harry Anderson, Nickel Comics #6 (July 1940)

While the Red Gaucho is a perfectly good Whip knock-off, who himself is DC's Zorro knock-off, he's the only hero to get the whipping/tango balance right.

From Captain Venture: "Zalko's Asteroid" by Rafael Astarita, Nickel Comics #7 (August 1940)

And since Nickel Comics were twice monthly, I have to choose a different back-up, one that's a good example of the amateurish art found in most of the Nickel strips. I mean, I know it was an experiment with lower-cost comics (5¢ instead of 10), but it's already half the page count. You shouldn't be skimping on the art as well. Then again, the comic did come out twice as often (so still 10¢ a month), so maybe the artists were rushing like mad. That wonky robot fight is still one of the better panels.



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