Before we leave it, let's finish our look at Master Comics #23 with the Bulletman story:
This is actually the first appearance of the Weeper. You may recall that we've followed his exploits in Bulletman Comics. But here we'll see he was a pretty awesome villain from the get-go:
Yeah, he hated happiness so much that he'd kill people to put an end to it. And by the end of this story, he'd kill several people.
He'd even kill a circus clown:
Hmmmm... the Weeper prefers all this blubbering to happiness? He was a twisted dude!
Well, true... life can be a kick in the crotch sometimes. But you don't have to contribute to the misery. Maybe that's a better lesson.
Hmmmmm... Jim and Susan were pretty quick to put themselves at center stage after the clown died. I'm just saying.
You bet we're having fun! We can hardly see the dead clown in the center of the ring when we look up at you!
Okay, fast forward to Susan being taken hostage. Because you know it's going to happen.
Ah, there it is.
Anyway, Jim put in elaborate death trap, Jim escapes elaborate death trap and...
Jim fights Weeper's henchmen (his gang was called "The Bittermen," trivia fans!) and Susan...
... throws wreaths. And we all know that would have delayed the gangsters about two seconds, but these are comics.
Okay, enough of that. On to this:
Not the best plea for clemency I've heard in a courtroom, but I appreciate his candor.
Hoo boy... that's not going to look good on a transcript if someone decides to appeal that sentence.
"When a man's dead - He's DEAD!"
Judge Kalo has clearly never read a comic book in his life.
And moving on to the Companions Three story:
It really wasn't much more than a Random Slap! (tm!), but I never pass up a Random Slap! (tm!)
And finally, here's a joke I don't get:
Okay, I'm missing it entirely. Someone help me out here.
See you tomorrow!