Saturday, June 13, 2015

The Forgotten Genius Of Don Blake!!

Thor is attending a science demonstration...with a surprise inventor:


So wait--Henry Pym didn't invent synthezoids?!? Don Blake did?!?!? Done Blake, whom we thought was just your standard medical doctor?!?

Well, not only is the android remarkably intelligent...

...he's also quite invulnerable!

Wait a minute wait a minute wait a minute!!!!!

So Don Blake--OUR Don Blake--can invent androids with IQ's of 375 and unbreakable skin?!? He's not just a medical doctor, but a genius at computer science and robotics and synthetic biology and physics and...

So Don Blake can do this, WITHOUT the occasional lapses into madness and schizophrenia and other personality quirks of Tony Stark and Hank Pym?!? I f Don Blake had just poked his head into Goliath's lab and said, "Hey, fella I think you're off by a few decimals in some places...," the world might never have had Ultron? Some friendly advice, and Tony never would have had to do Armor Wars or The Crossing? Where the hell has this Don Blake been for the past fifty years?

Due to tinkering from an evil scientist, the android blows up (even as he sacrifices himself to save everyone). And after that, Don Blake's ultra-science abilities never seem to be heard from again. Ever. It's just back to good old medical doctor with no particular expertise in other high sciences.

Where the hell did this Don Blake go?!?!?!?!?

From Journey Into Mystery #95 (1963)


Smurfswacker said...

What bothers me is the guy who's describing these wonders. Bad enough he's always pointing a finger. The crazed look in his eyes...that maniacal expression. Is he a super-villain in disguise?

snell said...

That's Professor Zaxton, "one of the world's foremost theoretical physicists." And yes, he was as villain who planned to take over the world with his imperfect duplicator ray. SPOILER ALERT: he failed.

Mista Whiskas said...

The Silver Age strikes again.

Brian said...

"So, Don, I know that you feel awkward telling Jane how you feel – having a bum leg and all – but have you tried making her a bouquet of hyper-intelligent robot roses to try and get on her good side?"

(P.S. After typing this, it makes me giggle to click the 'I'm not a robot' reCAPTCHA radio button...)