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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

SUB-MARINER - SUB-MARINER #33




This SUB-MARINER story involves a giant crocodile, something related to the monster movies that were popular at the time. The crocodile is called "King Crocodile" because of KING KONG, the original movie having been re released in 1952 to renewed popularity. King Crocodile cries real crocodile tears, although then again they're not really crocodile tears, since they appear to have been sincere. Unlike King Kong, King Crocodile lives happily ever after. Art is by Bill Everett, the creator of the SUB-MARINER. Originally published in 1954.

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Torchy - DOLL MAN #20





Torchy's next adventure is from the pages of DOLL MAN. Personally I think Torchy is a doll!



























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Saturday, August 27, 2016

THE GHOST - THRILLING COMICS #17



The Ghost is a superhero magician, sort of like Mandrake or Chandu. This adventure involves a time machine, dinosaurs, runty little martian men, and a tall, scantily clad martian blonde, in addition to a fantastic new source of power sought after by both the US government and Nazi spies. The story, by Editor Richard Hughes, can be seen as similar to many of this other stories. The hero and heroine face peril together to ultimately triumph in the end, much as Fighting Yank and his girlfriend did in those stories. Art is credited to Ed Wexler.

Gravity is less on Mars, so the effect of increased strength mentioned in this story would be due to gravity, not something in the atmosphere. The effect of reduced gravity on Mars had been mentioned in Burrough's John Carter stories and a difference in gravity was also used as an explanation for Superman's strength.


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Friday, August 26, 2016

Some Funnies From FAMOUS FUNNIES #32

This time The Phantom Magician makes his first appearance in THE ADVENTURES OF PATSY. The Phantom Magician is sometimes said to have been the first superhero of the costumed comic book variety.





















































































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