The Ominous Octopus

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Editorial Cartoon

When it's Halloween, why not be the most horrible monster of them all?


Editorial Cartoon

Maybe we should make him give back his Nobel peace prize.


Mr. Universe

Originally published in ADVENTURES INTO THE UNKNOWN #111.









I just had to stick this in after seeing it on youtube, because of the name.


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Count Obomula

Obama's real life horror story continues.

Reblogged from https://www.facebook.com/libertyheadquarters?hc_location=stream

On Monday evening, NBC News reported that President Obama wasn't just wrong, he was willfully lying when he said that if Americans liked their insurance plans, they could keep them under Obamacare. "(T)he administration knew that more than 40 to 67 percent of those in the individual market would not be able to keep their plans, even if they liked them," NBC News reported. To clarify, that's some 7 to 11 million Americans.

The administration, NBC News said, had known all of this since 2010. Even as President Obama repeatedly told the American people that nobody had to lose their insurance, he recognized that millions would lose their insurance. But just as importantly, the Obama-defending media knew all of this years before the 2012 election ... and they downplayed it or ignored it altogether. In June 2012, PolitiFact, a supposed nonpartisan fact-checking site, said that Obama's "if you like your health plan, you can keep it" language was "half-true." The media routinely ignored President Obama's provably false promise.

That always seems to be the case with the media, which ignored the Internal Revenue Service scandal, Obamacare lies, Benghazi, and the failing economy to boost Obama back to power. And now, the coverup continues -- a "60 Minutes" feature on Benghazi this week failed to mention either President Obama or then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. No wonder our power-hungry president thinks he can get away with anything. To this point, he has.

Ben Shapiro


Star Hawkins - "Case Of The Rebellious Space - Crew"

Star Hawkins is a spaceman who solves crimes with the aid of his robot Girl Friday, Ilda.

This Star Hawkins adventure originally appeared in STRANGE ADVENTURES #149.










Editorial Cartoon

Obama wishes you a happy Halloween...

in the graveyard.


Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween!


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Phantom Lady - "Robbing Robot"

This story has the later ( and better known ) version of the Phantom Lady with a skimpier costume. She also has the "black light ray" she used against the bad guys in this period.

Reblogged from http://pappysgoldenage.blogspot.com/


This page was actually on the inside of the front cover, which is why it looks different. The cover was made of a different paper stock, and for some reason the publishers would color the first page differently when it was on the inside of  the cover like this. 





Phantom Lady - "Mystery Of The Black Cat!"

The Phantom Lady was sort of a rival Wonder Woman who appeared in a few different comic books from a few different publishers.This story was originally published in POLICE COMICS #17 in 1943. The art is by Frank Borth.

Reblogged from http://pappysgoldenage.blogspot.com/







Monday, October 28, 2013

Marvel Mystery #88 - "The Wound No Man Could See"

Captain America and Golden Girl in another adventure with about the same brunette they always have in these stories, who this time is one of the good guys. The brunette also looks a lot like the Phantom Lady.




Betsy Ross as a superheroine is still called "Betsy", although the idea at first seemed to be that it was her secret identity, which is why she's wearing a mask. Later they stopped having her with a mask.




Sunday, October 27, 2013


Captain America comics character.


Superman With A Gun

Chip Kidd's SHAZAM states that unlike Captain Marvel, "Superman never used a gun". I already did a blog on that, but the other day I happened to think of that again and did another search, which turned up some more pictures.

Superman used a gun in SUPERMAN #8.



Superman didn't actually shoot the guy, but he still used a gun, and in the period when Captain Marvel comics were originally being published. The picture I had before was from something more recent.

And here's Superboy with a gun. I haven't read the story, but I understand that everybody survived.

The animated Lois Lane fought off the bad guys with a tommy gun in 1941's BILLION DOLLAR LIMITED.

Lois Lane would also shoot off a tommy gun on the 1950's tv show, although in that case it was merely to get rid of the bullets.
And here's Lois Lane with a gun again.

This was in a story in SUPERMAN'S GIRLFRIEND LOIS LANE #28,

and like all such stories, it had a reasonable explanation, where they get out of saying that Lois Lane had really been Luthor's gun moll.
Of course, that's a 1960's comic book.

Getting back to the "Golden Age", we find that Batman not only used a gun, but sometimes used it to kill his foes.

                                                         DETECTIVE COMICS #32

Something that Captain Marvel never did, unless you count the serial version.

SHAZAM! by Chip Kidd: