Monday, March 28, 2016

In Which a Single Panel from "Lumber Jack" Becomes One of My Favorite Comic Book Finds Ever

And we're back!  Hope everyone had a great spring break!  I'm still waiting for some things to get sorted before I'll be back to my usual delightful self, but here's some random musings from Master Comics #78.  

Master Comics is headlined by Captain Marvel, Jr., but he's so awesome that it's difficult to find things that make me pause.  But then I found a thing or two.  First there was this:

Okay, you and I know that Freddy Freeman is a perfectly safe guy to have escort a young lady to a travelling carnival, but he was a complete stranger to this person.  Don't do what this girl did.

And speaking of which:

I'd like to have some privacy with this unconscious under-aged girl I'm propping up!

Sure, sure, sir!  I'll clear everyone out!

The monkey wrench will come in handy just in case she starts to regain consciousness!

I've never worked for a travelling carnival, but is this sort of thing not considered to be the slightest bit suspicious?

Meanwhile, Mary Marvel is selling stuff:

Wow.  I'm thinking that she could always just change herself back into Mary Batson and have access to Mary's wardrobe, but I'm not a teenage girl so what do I know?

Hey!  It's time for some Fun with Out of Context Artwork! (tm!)

You have been warned.

I'm just speculating, but I imagine there's a sex offender registry somewhere with Lumber Jack's name on it.

One of the back-up features involved some lady in the jungle.  I think it was the law that every book had to have some feature of a Caucasian person living in the jungle telling the locals how to live their lives the correct way.  Anyhoo, here was a CMNS Moment... of Comic Book Greatness! (tm!)

This has been a CMNS Moment.... of Comic Book Greatness! (tm!)

And then there was this ad:

I guess youngsters back in the day were much smarter, because I'm almost eligible for AARP membership and I don't see what the lady riding the horse illustrates about batteries.  Is it a battery-operated horse?  Don't bother trying to explain it to me, because I got bored halfway through the caption box and am really not up for learning anything new.

See you tomorrow!


George Chambers said...

So, was that the last Nyoka the Jungle Girl story...? I ask because when a kangaroo strikes with its back legs like that they usually aim to disembowel, which kind of makes the time bomb overkill.

Cflmaior said...

Actually the "back-up feature" that "involved some lady in the jungle" was a great theatrical hit back in the time. The 15-part The Perils of Nyoka series (Republic, 1942) featured the beautiful Kay Aldridge in the title role (based on a story by Edgar Rice Burroughs), with Clayton Moore (of Lone Ranger fame) as her sidekick. The series is available as a double DVD, and, if nothing else, carries a lot of catfights for those who fancy this divertissement.

Frothy said...

Whyfor was the girl unconscious, anyway?

George Chambers said...

I read this issue of Master Comics after seeing this post, Frothy. To answer your question briefly: the girl was heir to a huge fortune which Straw Hat Guy, her cousin, would get if she was dead, so he knocked her out and planned to kill her.

Frothy said...

Aha! Thanks, George!

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