Monday, December 10, 2018

Manic Monday Triple Overtime--Zatara Invents 3-D TV (And Ends All Hunger And Crime Everywhere)!!

There's a gang of thieves about, and Zatara has used his shrewd deduction skills to figure out how to find them!




Look, "they were talking about watching the game on TV" wasn't as obvious a possibility in 1945, so don't get snotty.

But how can Zatara use this information? Well, at the next Dodgers game...





HOLY COW ZATARA IS THROWING BASEBALLS OVER THE AIRWAVES AND THROUGH THE TELEVISION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Not to put too fine a point on it, but Zatara was discovered Wonkavision decades early--and no need for taffy pullers!! Why can't this spell be used to transport food over long distances to famine-stricken areas? Medicine? Instantly transport troops to trouble spots? Zatara, you've revolutionized the world!!

This is never mentioned again.

Next, Zatara hypnotizes his captive audience into surrendering themselves the next day:


But Zatara wasn't specific in his spell, so...


Yes, ALL the crooks in Grant City who were watching the ballgame are compelled to give themselves up!!

That so many crooks are Dodgers fans probably says something, but I'll leave that alone.

Again, this technology could change everything. Why doesn't Zatara get on a national broadcast and command every crook everywhere to turn themselves in?

Some of the criminals get restive, so Zatara enlarges some ants, because that's a pretty cool thing to do.

And so...


No thanks to you, Zatara. Where's the follow-up? You could solve all of the world's problems!! What the hell?!?!

From World's Finest Comics #19 (1945)

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