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.

1 comments:

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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