Friday, August 19, 2016

Bulletman is Going to Ride Again in a Minute... Thanks to the wonder of Viagra

First, for completionists, let's check out the chain of events that led to Susan Kent discovering the secret ID of Bulletman, helpfully rendered from Master Comics #12 by reader Cfl Major!

As you see the names of all the features in Master Comics, you are probably wondering why I talk about only a few of them.  I promise you, when anything happens even remotely entertaining in any of those features, I'll talk about 'em.

Meanwhile, here's the event.  Click on the pic to embiggen.  Basically, Bulletman was getting schooled by a bad guy called Triple Threat.  And as anyone who reads comics knows, when a bad guy is too challenging for a hero, he's going to meet an untimely demise.  Thusly:

Thanks, Cfl Major!

On to new business.  Check out this rather confusing cover from Master Comics #14:

Sooooo... was the lady in the funky skirt driving the motorcycle and that's why the Nazis went off the cliff?  It's hard for me to tie everything together.  Perhaps we should take a gander at the inside:

Are they flirting?  Because it sure comes across that way.  If not, we have ourselves some Fun with Out of Context Dialogue! (tm!)

Bulletman laughs at closed doors!  It's a neurotic condition and I'm rather sensitive about it, so please keep your doors open!

I never thought about it before, but this next bit explains why Bulletgirl always wanders off and gets herself in trouble.  Besides being an easy plot device, I mean:

So this is all about showing Bulletman who's smarter?  Well...

... maybe he'd be more impressed with your cerebral talents if you considered that the criminal you've been fighting might attack you once you found him.

And then this happened:

Okay, first: He shouldn't have told Bulletgirl it was fun to get her out of a jam, because it could (and would) become a full-time job.  And second... do you see how he's embracing her?  I'm pretty sure "Bulletman will ride again" in the first panel was a euphemism.

Here's a snippit from the Devil's Dagger story:

Ken freed his arms, but would later die after contracting lockjaw from the rusty nail.


El Carim's first dates generally consisted of unwanted and extended "hide-and-seek" sessions.  El Carim was rarely granted a second date.

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


This is a surprisingly effective defense in the United States.


I would have been all over this back in the day.  Heck, I was all over this back when the Shazam! CBS series came out.  I keep hoping for a decent live-action Captain Marvel series, but considering how the character has been all but ruined in the comics these days, I've kind of let that one go.

See you Monday!


-DS- said...

I liked the Captain Marvel serial, actually. It's hokey by today's standards, but it's miles above its contemporaries, particularly Superman (which, though made later, had worse special effects) and Batman (you can see the inspiration for Adam West's portrayal all too clearly).

I would still love to see a proper Captain Marvel movie or TV series, but I'm not overly fond of the current version (which keeps Billy's name and the same magic word, but changes just about everything else, including Billy's personality, his hero name, his costume, his powers, his power source, and his supporting cast).

Adam Barnett said...

Agreed, DS! Cap has gotten the shaft pretty much ever since DC got their mitts on him. It's like they're going to do everything they can to undermine the character because at one point he was more popular than Superman.