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!!


Thursday, January 18, 2018

What's Good For The Duck Is Good For The Elmer!

Elmer Fudd has a new duck call!


And it's dangerously effective!




Well, the other ducks, rather than develop self-control, put Daffy in charge of solving this problem. You wouldn't think that would a good choice, but, sometimes things work out, as...





So it's time to turn the tables on the hunter!


And Daffy's alternative is also dangerously effective!!

That might have been the end of it, except...



And so...

But Elmer has no idea of this when he finally makes it back!




Apparently everybody in the neighborhood has outdoors speakers and is playing the same novelty song?

Well, why not!

From Looney Tunes #175 (1956)

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!!

Anyway...



Hmm, whatever could it be?



What he hell?

It turns out that all sound is the city...is 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 wait...how can they hear each other??

QUESTIONABLE SCIENCE!!!

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!


D'oh!!

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)