So, I came upon a copy of Space Adventures #33, which had the first appearance of Captain Atom, one of many Charlton characters who were revived by DC in the 1980's:
You know it's well worth reading when they have to bribe you with a shot at a trip to Disneyland.
It's pretty standard stuff, but I noticed there was a little communication breakdown somewhere between the coloring of the cover and the coloring of the story itself. Thusly:
Your name is Captain Adam, but your code name shall be Captain Atom. Yes, they phonetically sound almost exactly alike, but this way you can get two desserts on Cupcake Day.
I've never been a big Captain Atom fan. The Question and the Blue Beetle were much more awesome Charlton characters. But I prefer the yellow costume, which is considered the "classic" Captain Atom look. Actually, I like it better than the shiny look he's had most of the time in DC. Although the all-encompassing shiny look made more sense, because it seems like this costume gives a lot of opportunity for the radiation covering Captain Atom's body to leak out.
So, I thought it would be worth reading just to check out some early Captain Atom. I didn't realize I'd also get treated to this:
You gotta be careful with what you put on the tip of a rocket. Besides the aerodynamics of the whole situation, you also run the risk of drawing something that looks like a huge penis. Hi, Googlers!
And here's an ad I couldn't let you miss out on:
So, just to review: You're a child, and you hang up some random picture of an old car (like that won't draw suspicion). Then, you tell your friends you have this thing so that your buddies will let you hold onto their crap (like that's a selling point). Finally, if you can install it to your wall without damaging the wall, I'm prepared to guess you can just yoink it off the wall and run off without meeting too much resistance. I mean, I'm no safecracker or anything, but it just stands to reason, don't you think?
See you tomorrow!