Some comic book funnin' from All Winners #3! Well, they aren't all winners! F'rinstance:
Nope. Definitely not a winner.
But Toro? He's a winner!
That was some genius application of sarcasm. I mean, Toro clearly didn't have any facts to answer to Torch's question, so he just starts throwing answers out there. I do that sort of thing to Beloved, who also tends to muse out loud. She refuses to acknowledge how hilarious it is.
Being contrary for no reason? I love it! I would have imitated it in school and had even more "behavior and attitude" comments on my report cards, but it would have been well worth it.
The Torch got a little payback there. He may have done it under the guise of "reviving" an unconscious Toro, but I'm sure that somewhere in his mind, he saw it as a chance to give the mouthy little brat a good shaking.
But the nice thing about the Golden Age was that you always had a ready supply of Axis bad guys you could send to a very painful demise, and no one would say anything:
I know some folks decry the violent content in comics these days, but those pre-Comics Code books were pretty rough.
And yes, although I just went through this with Molly a month ago, I had to put Gremlin down last Friday, so I want to take a moment to remember him. He was a shitz-zu mix I found wandering downtown Tulsa. Although he was a prissy-looking dog who weighed less than 10 pounds, he was a survivor. It was obvious he had kept himself going by killing and eating things, as I found more than one rabbit twice his size eviscerated in my back yard. He also ate many a mouse, which I appreciated. He was a scrapper, and would fight you and anyone you brought with you, but he had an undeniable charm and you had to admire his lust for life. He gave us a very entertaining 11 years, and it was very sad to let him go. Go find Molly and Buddy, Mr. Man! I look forward to seeing you again one day!