Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Dial E For Eternity--Hush!! (Sort of)!

So how are Kid Eternity and Mr. Keeper goofing off at the beginning of this adventure?

I fully approve!! Well, except for the Dodgers and Cardinals!! To heck with them--GO CUBS!!


Hmm, whatever could it be?

What he hell?

It turns out that all sound is the missing!!

Is this a total ripoff of the Buffy episode Hush?

Not quite. Instead of demons harvesting human hearts, it's Kid Eternity's first super-villain (mad scientist division) with a slightly less esoteric plan:

So why eliminate sound? Because it makes crime easier!!

Kid intervenes to help the police officer!

But he's outnumbered. So time to call for help!

Yup--if there's no sound, your "Eternity" cry can't be heard, and you can't summon anyone!!

It's time for Mr. Silence to let drop the other shoe in his evil scheme!

BUT!! The leaflets themselves are a clue for Kid!!

And they find...

Questionable science--not just for the Silver Age!!

But can they hear each other??


Quite the plan. Fortunately for our nosy cities, though, the altitude (ahem cough cough) lets Kid make his first and only summons of this story:

Daniel Boone!! Who makes short work of modern henchmen!!

We even take the time to give Mr. Silence a mini-Marvel-style motivation:

But Boone doesn't care!!

And the world is returned to normal!

But all is not well!


Don't worry, Keeper, it didn't matter--the Cubs won the pennant that year!! Woo hoo!!

Fun story, but only 1 summons (don't fret--the next story will more than make up for it!). So our standings after 13 stories:

Achilles 1
Antony, Marc 1
Atlas 1
Barry's father 1
Bernhardt, Sarah 1
Blackhawk 1
Boone, Daniel 1
Bunyan, Paul 1
Canary, Martha “Calamity” 1
Cody, “Buffalo” Bill 1
Columbus 1
Corbett, Jim 1
Custer, George Armstrong 1
Don Quixote 1
Emery 1
Griffiths, Albert 1
Hercules 1
Hickok, Wild Bill 1
Holmes, Sherlock 1
Houdini 1
Hyer, Tom 1
Jeffries, Jim 1
King Arthur 1
Leander 1
Mercury 2
Murphy, Charles 1
Napoleon 1
Noah 1
Nobody 1
Pheidippides 1
Pinkerton, Allan 1
Plastic Man 1
Prometheus 1
Robin Hood 1
Samson 2
Solomon 1
Sullivan, John L. 1
Thurston, Howard 1
Vercingetorix 1
Washington, George 1
Webster, Daniel 1
Zbyzko, Stanislaus 1

Next time--Who is the rudest immortal? The answer might surprise you!!

From Hit Comics #37 (1945)

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