So yesterday we were talking about the rut that CMJ tends to fall into with the repeated battles against Captain Nazi. I think the creative team finds itself in a bind because CMJ's stories aren't as silly as Captain Marvel Senior's, so there isn't as much wiggle room.
Case in point: Master Comics 35
With an awesome cover that unfortunately has nothing to do with the story inside, we pick things up thusly:
Your father's life of crime leads to his early death? Well, of course you're going to take up a life of crime! Look at how well that worked out for your father. It's especially stupid because Danny Boy there was an aspiring musician, so it's not like he had nothing else going for him.
But he heard the siren call of REVENGE! (tm!)
So, Danny gets his own gang in the most ridiculous way possible:
Uh-huh. Until Danny turned his back and those criminals gunned him down.
What? They didn't? Really?
Oh, man. I think I liked my "and he was gunned down by the criminals in an attempted gang takeover" storyline better. Off to the Costume Hall of Shame (tm!) with you!
And this goes about as you'd expect:
What? CMJ, use some sense!
See? That's what happens. Reason either works, or someone is determined to learn the hard way. Guess which route Danny was taking?
And it almost got CMJ killed:
And then things were back on track:
Hey! Random Spanking! (tm!)
It can't be all bad if it ends with a Random Spanking! (tm!)
But it certainly wasn't good.
Speaking of which:
Please, Bulletgirl, we already have silly costumes. Could we go fight crime with SOME dignity?
That's it for me! See you Monday!