Thursday, November 14, 2013

AGH! A Non-Moving, Two-Dimensional Image! Don't Let it Get Me!

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.

Don Davis...


... 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!

3 comments:

MarvelX42 said...

I don't know about pinning the flower on my shirt or coat, but having a flower that glows in the dark would be pretty cool.

Vince Coleman said...

...but does Don Davis have time for glowing flowers?

MarvelX42 said...

I have seen the same sort of thing that you are showing with Captain Future happen with other characters. Showing powers and or abilitys on a cover or splash page that they don't have and never show in the comics themselves. I know for sure that Marvel's Vision (the second Marvel character by that name) has been shown, on several covers, doing exactly what CF is shown doing here, shooting blasts from his hands. A thing that he has never done in the actual comics themselves,