Friday, January 1, 2010

Aaagh! Ooo! Yow! Hey! Ow! Friday!

I know that perusing Golden Age Comics for material is kind of like shooting fish in a barrel, but sometimes I can't help myself.

It's bad enough the Whizzer had that awful name (leading to "power of super urination" jokes for decades thereafter), but he wasn't exactly the most coordinated guy out there:

Keep in mind he's not exactly fighting Darkseid here. These are just ordinary hoods that anyone this side of Aqualad could have taken out with relative ease. I think the problem is he isn't very coordinated, and that's a real problem when your power is that you move really fast. Heck, maybe he did also have the power of super-urination. I have yet to read anything that says he didn't.

Oh, Whizzer. Your revival in the Bronze Age gives me hope that one day I'll see the return of Killjoy.

See you tomorrow!


Murfyn said...

Happy New Year.

SallyP said...

Actually, the thought of a totally incompetent super hero is rather appealing.

Aurora Moon said...

To be honest, I never heard of the whizzer until now. looking at this entry I can see why though. lol.
So, how did he manage to save the day then? by doing a comedy route every single time?

Zocktastic said...

"Cheese blintz"? Oh, Whizzer...

Am I correct in assuming the hood that's braining the Whizzer in the first panel is named "Jock Blintz"? Because if he's not, I'm not sure I want to know what a "jock blintz" is.

Said panel also makes it look like Whizzer's cracking wise as that bad guy's cracking his skull.

RossS said...

So sad, oh so sad.

Michael Jones said...

Unfortunately, I don't think super-peeing was one of his abilities. The term "whiz" referring to urination wasn't coined until the 70s much to the chagrin of Whiz Cola.
The Silver Age Whizzer may have acquired this power though. Who knows?