Wednesday, October 1, 2014

How Science (And Monkeys) Help Us Entertain Visiting Military Delgations!

An interesting statement:

"MUST conduct many strange experiments"?!? Really? Is it the law or something? Do the Marines, or the French Foreign Legion, conduct many strange experiments?

Seriously, that alone could be the basis for one of the best comic books ever.

Anyway, cadets Flyboy and Happy get punished by having to report to one of those experiments...


Subjecting them to radiation?!? Man oh man, this could be the first Red Ghost story--where's Stan Lee when you need him?

So how do you kill a whole weekend of watching monkeys?


Obviously, the standards for joining the Air Force were a bit lax in those days...




Fortunately for Happy, there's a loophole:

Holy crap, a stupid comic book story finally makes an accurate distinction between monkeys and apes!! Stop the presses!!

Sadly for Happy, that loophole isn't enough to secure his position on the evolutionary ladder...



Oh, Happy...you should probably just resign yourself to permanent KP duty, because I don't want you anywhere near an airplane!!

And of course, the animals get loose--at the exact same time the base commander is entertaining a visiting delegation of Royal Air Force officers...




Fortunately for our boys, the British love monkey humor!! And thus the "special relationship" was solidified for decades to come...

From Flyboy #2 (1952)

2 comments:

Oculus Orbus said...

Any idea who the artist was? The style reminds me a little of Bernard Krigstein.

snell said...

GCD credits the art to Alex Kotsky.