Friday, March 2, 2018

Dial E For Eternity--Changing The List?!?

A fact of life--when the Kid starts asking questions about the metaphysics of his universe... know that the very next moment, something's going to come up causing a whole story about that question!

In this case...

What the what...?!?

OK, so this is the first indication that animals go to Eternity when they die!! Is that all animals, or just pets?!? Can the Kid summon them?!? Good God, can Kid Eternity summon dinosaurs?!?!?!?!?!?!

Important questions, to be sure, but let's not get distracted from the main issue: how can a live girl be in Eternity?!?

So, Kid takes Kathryn to Earth, to look for Pogo, while Keeper stays behind to investigate exactly what the Sam Hill is going on here!

Kid immediately finds some answers...

A kind man? Who...? (Don't worry, we'll get an answer soon...)

Anyway, Kid finds the villains, and summons...

Leonidas!! (And much sexier than Gerard Butler!!)


Anyway, the good news is they find the cat...

The bad news is the crooks wake up, knock out Kid, and re-kidnap Kathryn and Pogo!!

They leave Kid Eternity in a good old-fashioned death trap...

But some agility enables him to free himself...

But is he...too late?

Robin Hood?!? Welcome back, it's your second appearance!!

Hard to believe that Kid couldn't have just walked across the room to do that in even less time...

He catches up to the bad guys...

...does some gymkata...

...saves the girl...

But oh, that damned cat!

Uh...this is a terrible time for our exposition dump, Keeper!!

OK, you collectors from Eternity seem to be a really inept bunch, you know? You take Kid 75 years early, this new guy (whom we never even meet!!) lets Kathryn in early so she can look for her cat (who's definitely not even dead!!)...who the heck is in charge up there?!?!

But back to the story...there's a girl to rescue!!




Man, if this were a modern comic, that "sometimes your powers frighten me" would be ominous foreshadowing of a forthcoming "Dark Kid Eternity" arc. Thank heavens we're still in the Golden Age!!

Still, it is pretty damn impressive--Kathryn's name was on the "your time is up" list, and Kid was able to change things so it had to be removed. I just hope she doesn't go up to be Ms. Hitler or something...

Also, since the list can be changed, I guess Kid is pretty lucky that when Keeper brought him up, the bosses didn't just say, "Oh, frak it. Just change the list so he is supposed to be here now!"

Geez, this story, while slight, is sure giving us a lot to think about...

Anyhoo, after 21 stories, here's our list of summonings:

Achilles 1
Antony, Marc 1
Atlas 2
Attila The Hun 1
Barry's father 1
Bernhardt, Sarah 1
Bertillon, Alphonse 1
Blackhawk 1
Boone, Daniel 1
Bunyan, Paul 2
Byron, George Gordon 1
Caesar, Octavian 1
Canary, Martha “Calamity” 1
Cannon, John W. 1
Carden, Foster 1
Cherry Sisters 1
Clancy, Patrick 1
Cody, “Buffalo” Bill 1
Columbus 1
Corbett, Jim 1
Custer, George Armstrong 1
de Leon, Ponce 1
Decatur, Stephen 1
Dockstader, Lew 1
Don Quixote 1
Emery 1
Galahad 1
Grant, Ulysses S. 1
Greb, Harry 1
Griffiths, Albert 1
Hercules 1
Hickok, Wild Bill 1
Holmes, Sherlock 1
Houdini 2
Hyer, Tom 1
Jackson, Andrew 1
Jeffries, Jim 1
Khan, Genghis 1
Kidd, William 1
King Arthur 1
Leander 1
Lee, Robert E. 1
Leonidas 1
Lincoln, Abraham 1
Marable, Fate 1
Mercury 3
Murphy, Charles 1
Napoleon 1
Nation, Carrie 1
Nightingale, Florence 1
Noah 1
Nobody 1
Osceola 1
Paddock, Charley 1
Pheidippides 1
Pinkerton, Allan 1
Plastic Man 1
Porthos 1
Prometheus 1
Robin Hood 2
Russell, Lillian 1
Samson 2
Sandow, Eugen 1
Schleyer, Johann 1
Siegfried 1
Solomon 1
Sullivan, John L. 1
Tell, William 1
Thor 1
Thurston, Howard 1
Tiglath IV 1
Tut-ankh-amen 1
Twain, Mark 1
Vercingetorix 1
Washington, George 1
Webster, Daniel 1
Zbyzko, Stanislaus 1

NEXT--Kid Eternity Vs. Kang The Conqueror!!

From Kid Eternity #2 (1946)

1 comment:

Green Luthor said...

"Sometimes your powers frighten me. You know, the powers that I can take away from you on a whim? Those powers? Yeah, they really frighten me. Can't imagine what I would do if you were to ever misuse those powers. That I can take away whenever I want. Also, I may not be very bright."