Tuesday, January 21, 2014

REVOLUTION! Because Skipping Dessert is Not an Option!

Continuing our look at Crash Comics #5, let's check out the Cat Man story:

Okay, so he's reading about a problem that has the Secret Service baffled, and does what anyone would do:

Yes, he just walks into the Secret Service Headquarters and seems to get deputized.  Instantly.  Now, I don't know what the rules were back then, but I've applied for a Federal job or two and I can tell you that it takes a lot more than that.  But I love this scene.  "Yes, stranger, despite your complete lack of credentials and no security clearance, you have the full weight of the United States Secret Service behind you!"

It appears that we can learn to speak tiger.  Sad but true: As a child, I would have totally tried this out with my housecat.

Oh, and he dies again:

There was some kind of ray that froze your blood in your veins.  And actually, that's kinda bitchin'.

But I would note that they are keeping score of his deaths, reminding us that he was down to 8 lives after dying in the previous story.  So, I can presume Cat Man didn't have more than 10 appearances.  We'll see how that turned out.

Meanwhile, let's check out a CMNS Moment... of Comic Book Greatness! (tm!)

This has been a CMNS Moment... of Comic Book Greatness! (tm!)

See you tomorrow!


MarvelX42 said...

That last panel....when I read that....I hear a Monty Python voice. "and we don't like strawberries!"

Gene Phillips said...

I believe that the comics-makers eventually just chose to forget about the "nine lives" thing and gave him a new origin, and a sweet young thing for a sidekick, no less.