Monday, January 26, 2015

Flies and Cats... Because There Aren't Any More Nazis to Fight

We're starting the week off with Golden Age Captain America #60, and it ain't pretty.  The war is still over and our heroes are left fighting....

... well, guys like this:

And it's not bad enough that Cap has to fight this guy.  He has to actually have some difficulty with this guy or we've got no story at all.

Hmmmm... you know, if you can take a clonking from the other three discs, he'd be ripe for swatting.

Yes, Captain America is getting schooled by a guy who is putting a suction cup in his face.  Do you remember when Cap used to fight entire divisions of trained Nazi soldiers by himself?  Because I'm having a hard time remembering that right about now.

Oh, man... that did not just happen.

Yeah... let's go with "ironic."  That's a nice way of describing it.

And if the name sounds familiar, it's because we covered an unrelated guy going by the same name a couple of years back.

Is the Human Torch faring any better?

Hey, there was a hero called "Catman" or "Cat-Man" owned by another company (and of course, there would later be one in DC).  We've taken a look at him in years past.  In fact, there was more than one

So how did this one stack up?

Hmmmm... he gets points for having sharp claws, but that's way overshadowed by the "meee-oww."

And now that I look at it, he strongly resembles Wildcat from DC.  The funny-book makers really took creative liberties when it came to "borrowing" ideas from each other, didn't they?

See you tomorrow!


Wayne Allen Sallee said...

I DVRd CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER Saturday and was surprised at how much I liked it. No Human fly, though.

Batman Archives said...

I totally agree with Mr. Wayne; Winter Soldier was more spectacular than I imagined.

Nathan said...

Hello! Human fly here! Come on, I stayed up all night dyeing my underwear!

Cap catches the guy with molasses, but in a different era it would have been Hostess snack cakes.