Friday, September 23, 2016

In Which Captain Marvel Junior Soars with Green Eagles!

Shaping up to be a busy day, so we may not have a post tomorrow.  But we can stop and enjoy Master Comics #32:

That's an iconic cover that you've probably seen before... although I don't think they keep the eagle green when they use the image again.

Anyway, the story involves "Dr. Krool."  So, was that his real last name?  Well....

... it might be a nickname.  Sure, he might just be living up (or down, as the case may be) to the name he was given, but if he didn't start out life with the name, "Krool," he clearly earned it by that time.

But no disabled orphan kids get squished by trucks on Junior's watch:

Well, it's not Captain Nazi but he's certainly deserving of a Captain Marvel Jr. butt-kicking.  So, Freddy infiltrates the joint:

It's a little funny to have the magic word said off-panel because you just know what's coming:

Hey!  Random Butt-Kicking! (tm!)

Anyway, there's a complication so Junior had to leave and re-infiltrate as Freddy Freeman (because apparently no one noticed him getting struck by lightning earlier), but it would only be a matter of time before there were more well-deserved beatings to be administered:

And then:

I admit, that had me check the cover again to make sure he wasn't flying with a vulture.  But no, it was an eagle.  A green eagle, but still an eagle.

And then Junior catches up to the bad guys, free to smack them around for your entertainment:

And then this happened:

Let the disabled kids have their fun!  But let's drug test them first to make sure they deserve it!  And I want a tax receipt!

Yup... this was A Very Special Story. (tm!)

Moving on.  Check out the worst disguise I've seen in a while:

Wow.  That's... awkward and ineffective all at once.

Time for another installment of Well.... touche! (tm!)

Well.... touche! (tm!)

Seriously, that is worse than useless as a disguise.  Yeesh!

Check out Buck Jones:

He had a regular feature in Master Comics, what with being a famous movie star and all.

Then I saw this house ad at the end of the issue:

I'm prepared to guess we've seen the last of Buck Jones in comics.

See you tomorrow?  More likely Wednesday.  Anyway, see you soon!


Tracer Bullet said...

These kids are still homeless orphans, right? As soon as that roaster coaster ride ends, they're going right back to a life of thievery and prostitution.

nlpnt said...

It's interesting to see that Freddy's left leg has been his bad one from the Fawcett era all the way through to the (trailer for the) 2019 movie. Last panel confirms that he does wear a leg brace on it (presumably movie!Freddy has a molded plastic one).