I am positively giddy at the promise of Luke Cage and Iron Fist getting some live-action tv time. If there was a better team than Luke and the Fist back in the day, I don't know what it was.
But while we wait, let's check out Startling Comics #26!
I don't recall this:
Did Captain Future used to to hurl lightning bolts, or is this something new? He's always worn the lightning emblem, but I don't recall ever seeing this before. And the fact that they're making a big to-do out of him zapping a Nazi plane that was clearly flying too close to his logo makes me think this is a new thing.
Of course, it makes no sense (tm!) because right before this story we had Pyroman, who also had electricity-based powers and zapped people all over the place. So, it's fair to say that those who put Startling Comics together had officially run out of ideas by the end of their 25th issue... not that this was going to stop them.
And on a totally different note:
I'm familiar with the concept of magic lanterns, and as the text states, it projects an image onto a wall or screen. It doesn't generate holograms. The fact that these guys are thinking a two-dimensional image on a wall is real tells you the caliber of adversary the Four Comrades generally encountered.
... has no time for your questions.
There were some very curious ads at the end of this ish:
So... was this a problem among readers of Startling Comics?
And what about this one:
Again, how many Startling Comics needed an Orchid to make their clothes "glamourous" or "gorgeous"? I'm starting to think that ad space in Startling Comics must have been insanely cheap.
See you tomorrow!