Monday, December 7, 2009

Holy Halibut! Monday!

Thanks to the perfectly wretched Batman tv series from the 60's, Robin had an undeserved reputation for saying "Holy (whatever)" as if his very life depended on it. And this really wasn't fair, because longtime comic readers know that Robin never said anything of the kind. No, as usual, the truth was much worse. There was Snapper Carr from Justice League of America, and there was the Golden Age Sub-Mariner:












That, my friends, was from a single story in All-Winners #11. Frankly, I'm surprised they managed to work in anything other than Namor's fish-centric colloquialisms.

See you tomorrow!

8 comments:

Aurora Moon said...

And some people wonder why Namor wasn't that popular at all...
It was more than just his ugly mug, that's for sure. :P

Anonymous said...

Murmurring Mermaids!
That was alot.

SallyP said...

"galloping guppies"? How would Namor even KNOW about galloping? It's a bit hard to gallop in the ocean!

Oh well.

Hey, I LIKED the Batman show from the 60's! Julie Newmar was the BEST Catwomn.

D.B. Echo said...

No wonder Namor is such an unpleasant jerk these days!

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Speed Centaur said...

These exclamations are ridiculous, but are still better than the early Teen Titans' "teenage" slang. I prefer to think of Namor as a creation too early for his period. He fit into early Marvel (as opposed to Timely) quite well.

Gene Phillips said...

Actually, Aurora, I think Sub-Mariner was a pretty popular strip during the war, but he's never hit big since.

He may've appealed as a sort of Heroic Outsider who was prepared to Fight Our Fight with Us.

BrittReid said...

Thank God Stan and Roy gave him a pompous Shakesperian speech pattern in the 1960s! ;-)