Finishing up All-Flash Quarterly #4... where Jay forgets the inspiration for his costume:
Derp! Maybe it's the winged helmet and winged boots on the super-fast guy that's got them confused.
Seriously, I went to Google images to find a picture of Mercury, and I couldn't find one where he wasn't wearing the same headgear.
Jay's a scientist, you know.
This caught my eye. It's interesting from a historical perspective, and also a little sad that kids couldn't really escape what was going on at the time:
Of course, we're in the middle of six wars right now, and I'll wager you'll not hear a whisper of any of them in any comic produced this year. It's not funny, of course, but every once in a while something makes me ponder what a different America we live in than back when these comics were made. I'm not saying either is better or worse - both have their strengths and shortcomings. But it certainly is different.
For example, I don't know where I'm going to get my hands on a singing lariat these days:
This is another thing I tried to Google on The Google, and all I can find are references to it as a toy. I presume there was a whistle or something that made a noise when you twirled it (or whatever it is they call it when you're whipping a lariat around), because you can't go wrong with making shrill noises where kids are concerned. That, my friends, is universal. I'm tempted to send in a coupon to these seed people and see if they make good on it.
I had more information on electric baseball games of 1942, but I couldn't find one that looked like this:
Since I wasn't able to find an exact duplicate, I can only presume that the claim "you'll never tire of playing" is an accurate one, because people have to be hoarding them. If anyone recognizes this, let me know, because other electric baseball games from 1942 didn't look like this.
See you tomorrow!