Since we looked at the Shield story on Friday, you knew we just had to check out the Comet story from Pep Comics #2.
You know how when you were a kid, you used to think you could write comics? You could have written this one. Guaran-dang-teed.
Ooooooo! Scary! But the Comet will not abide it! HE SHALL NOT!
I think if the monster has a "headquarters," we're kind of giving something away here. Anyway...
The man's name is "Reefer." Okay, that was awesome.
THE TRUCK APPROACHES, MY DARK LORD!
Now I realize I don't always read things that carefully, but there is nary an origin story for Satan, so I can only assume he's the Biblical version.
I wonder if it's any coincidence that "Reefer" works for "Satan." The Devil's Parsley shall not pass mine lips, it shan't!
Anyway, the Comet gets himself caught, because we've got to fill up a page, and he breaks his visor:
Okay, so you recognize that the visor is the only thing that keeps those disintegrating rays from dissolving anything he looks at, right?
Except when it doesn't:
Now, we're either glossing over the fact that his eyes should have taken out the blimp on sight (not to mention his right hand there), or he's flying with his eyes closed and is just a very good guesser. Frankly, I think it would have been very entertaining if he'd had to fly with his eyes closed, running into things like birds into windows:
I wonder if they have any radio towers around here... ZZZZAP! THUD!
Did you make those sound effects in your head? Because you were supposed to.
Anyway, now that it's convenient to the telling of the story, the beams do their "visor-lifty" thing:
And, without any real explanation of who was responsible for it, the story just... well, it just comes to an end:
I guess that settles that.
See you tomorrow!