Monday, January 22, 2018

Manic Monday Triple Overtime--Fair Violin Play!!

Famous violinist Allegro and his Stradivarius are going to give some concerts at "Townagie Hall"...

And he's a hit!

But Terry Sloane is concerned someone might try to steal the Strad!!


Well, it's put in the safe...but it's stolen anyway!!

Sloane is convinced its an inside job...

So he lays an elaborate trap for our evil music critic!


Well, now comes stage 2, just before thew next night's concert:




Yes, Mr. Terrific is soooo terrific that he's a total master of disguise, and he can play a "standard" violin better than a famous concert violinist can play with a Stradivarius!


Which, leads, of course, to Mr. Terrific's best bit of Terrificality:


He's going to punch your lights out!!

From Sensation Comics #45 (1945)

Manic Monday Bonus--Maybe He Should Print Up Some Pamphlets?!?

It's Flag-Smasher's first appearance.

And, appropriately enough, he smashes some flags!



Well, that seems like a pretty clear message...although he does let it get a bit muddles...


Still, he does a fair job of explaining himself...



But, well, the average listener doesn't get the idea at all:


"Weren't you people listening?"

Now, granted, holding people hostage might not be the best time to instill complex ideas in them.

But maybe Flag-Smasher needs workshop this idea a little, and find a way to better communicate it. A Power Point presentation? Hire a PR firm? Get a celebrity spokesperson?

Because when your audience completely misunderstands you message first time out, that message needs some work...

From Captain America #312 (1985)

Manic Monday--Why Joe Kubert Needed To Do More Romance Comics!!

Why did Joe Kubert need to do more romance comics?

Just look at this:

Death! Cars!!

Racing!!

Crashes!!

Manly men fighting!!

VROOOOM!!

More fisticuffs!!

More racing!!

More crashes!!

Man, those are my kind of romance comics!!

From Pictorial Confessions #3 (1949)

Sunday, January 21, 2018

The Oddest Cover You've never Seen--Pschoanalysis #1 (1955)

I'm sick sick sick today, so this is all you're getting from me:

Ha! Let's see that new-fangled Comics Code have a problem with this!!

More normal content tomorrow (maybe)...

Saturday, January 20, 2018

2 1/2 Confessions!

Look look look!

Pictorial Confession #3 (1949) has given us not one, not two, but THREE confessions on the cover!!

Let's examine them!

#1:

Confession: yes, Margery's a scumbag.

She eventually learns her lesson, and ends up with the "right" guy.

#2: 

Yeah, he's a complete and total scumbag. Hoping your friend gets injured so you can have a chance to move in on his girl?

Mike ends up just fine, with Judy, leaving Dall to prey on the kinfolks of other injured people.

#3:

This bit on the cover doesn't really give you any context, let alone any confession.

Worse, nothing close to it occurs in the actual story, so I'm kind of stumped what kind of  "confession" they were going for.

At the end, Frank and Martha both take a break from their less-than-stellar stage careers, and return to their small home town to get married.

And that's all of I have this morning.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Friday Night Fights--Zee Leaper Style!!

It's the Prize Fight Round in Friday Night Fights, which means that it's time to crown a champion!

MOC Spacebooger has laid down this rule for all: "every fight should feature a foot upside someone’s face!"

Well, let's get that out of the way: 
 
What, you need a plot? Ward Meechum has hired Batroc to kill Iron Fist. Who needs anything more?!?

Now back to the festivities:










He's the guy who just kicked your butt, Batroc.

Spacebooger wishes there had been one fight even remotely this cool in the Netflix series...

Blue is very sacred in Marvel Premiere #20 (1975), by Tony Isabella, Arvell Jones and Dan Green

Now is the time for you to go and vote for my fight. Why? No reason I can think of--just go vote!!