Running late again because work is bananas. In fact, next week may not have daily posts. Sorry about that in advance.
But let us live in the here and the now, with The Midshipman...
This is a really awkward read. First, we get big expository paragraphs like so:
And it really isn't necessary because... y'know... comics are a visual art form and whatnot. You could always just show it in a picture.
And that's just the first example. The whole thing is text, followed by a picture that made all that text unnecessary. It's like it was written by someone who had no faith in the artist's ability to show what was going on.
But I got some Fun with Out of Context Dialogue (tm!), so it was totally worth it:
HA HA HA HA HAAAAAAAA!
Anyway... Lee rescues the pilot and of course it's a girl:
Oh. I just spoiled the pic for you didn't I? Now they've got me doing it. Anyway, it's not just any girl... then again, in comics it rarely is :
A reward? I think we've read enough of the stories in Pep Comics #1 here to know where this is going:
Oh. Well that settles that.
Some consideration? For saving your life? Someone has issues with appreciation.
Well... that's arbitrary. Nothing makes a fella feel more special than knowing his date is with him because he won a contest. At that point, Adam would be out. Princess there is a bit high maintenance for me.
Anyway, there's a canoe race. Yes, it's as exciting in comic form as it sounds. And Don doesn't take his loss well, so Lee does some Jiu Jitsu, presumably having learned it at Scotland Yard.
I realize I just may not be a romantic, but by the time I was finished fishing her out of the crashed airplane, won a canoe race, and tossed Don Lewis over my shoulder, I'd be thinking the "reward of the smiles of Miss Dennis" weren't worth it at all. It's not like it's going to end there. Miss Dennis will have you rowing many a figurative canoe in a never-ending quest to make her happy, and life is too short for jerks like that.
Ah, well. See you Monday!