I'm always amused when I find stories from sixty or seventy years ago with plots that have shown up recently. I guess every generation thinks they come up with new things, but it seems like you can point to any recent story idea and find something similar.
F'rinstance, I was checking out Golden Age Green Lantern #20, when I cam upon this:
And I said to myself, "Holy Schnikes! It's Breaking Bad, the Golden Age Comic Book Version!"
Later... at Martin's Cottage...
Martin did his best to parent Tim as a single father, but teaching Tim certain concepts like "Don't let complete strangers hang out in the house when none of the adults are home" would occasionally slip past him.
I'm a bit of a slow study, so I've only recently notice that Alan gets his with wood objects a disproportionate amount:
I can understand the occasional window or door, but I'd also see situations where it seems like villains were just carrying wooden mallets around in case they happened upon poor Alan:
Was his weakness to wood common knowledge? Seriously, Alan gets hit with wood things almost as often as Don Davis, Espionage Ace, takes one to the back of his noggin. I'm starting to think word got out in the underground that Alan could be taken out by a rolling pin.
I'll have to figure that one out. Meanwhile, let's check out a CMNS Moment... of Comic Book Greatness! (tm!):
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See you tomorrow!