Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Captain Marvel Jr. vs. Captain Nazi! The Wave of Awesome Continues!

You know what I've been reading for the last couple of months?  Spider-Girl.  And it's actually pretty dang good if you like the early Amazing Spider-Man kind of vibe.

But let's take a lookity-loo at Master Comics #23, with its rather awesome cover:

Kudos to artist Mac Raboy for something that would have looked totally at home on a The Power of Shazam! comic fifty years later.

Anyway, the awesomeness continues because we've got Captain Nazi popping up by page 3:

I'm not sure yelling out a magic word that makes puts you at Superman-level powers is an act of courage so much as an act of self-preservation, but I'll only cast so many aspersions on Junior.

Anyway, there's the lighting:

I'm not saying lighting is yellow (from what I've seen, it's white), but that's the first time I've ever seen green lighting.  Yes, it's magic lightning, but have you ever seen the magic lightning as anything but yellow?  And why make it green when that's what Captain Nazi wears?  Questions abound!

Anyway, there's Junior:

And by the look on his face, he brought a six-pack of whoop-ass.  Thusly:

Hmmmm... that sound effect had me thinking we had a Random Slap! (tm!), but that's a closed fist.  Between that and green lightning, I'm having all kinds of logistical issues with this story.  But it's a Captain Marvel Jr. story, so we'll just point it out and keep moving.  Why?

Because it's Captain Marvel Jr. beating up Captain Nazi, that's why!

And then there was this:

So we've established that Captain Nazi is admittedly a pretty tough dude in his own right and Captain Marvel Junior will carry people around for no reason.

Then this happened:

At first, I was thinking that dragging out the plan rather than just shooting the guys (as would be a lot more practical) was a plot device to give Junior time to show up and save the day.

Turns out I was wrong.  Captain Nazi was just dragging it out to be cruel.  That was rather bone-chilling!

And then:

The President is at the Chicago K-Mart?

If you don't get that joke, use The Google and look up "blue light special."

Less bad joking!  More punching!

Again with the inappropriate sound effects.  But it ends in a splat, so I suppose that's okay?

The end of Captain Nazi?  I don't think we're going to see the end of Captain Nazi until WWII is officially over.

Yeah, that was a good day's work, Freddy... but why don't you stay as Junior and fly home instead of walking down railroad tracks in the middle of the night?

Then again, they never made a comic about my exploits, so what do I know?

Let's just finish with this random panel:

There we go!  Ready for the day!

See you tomorrow!


Green Luthor said...

That guy that passed out and Junior carried off? Between the orange coat and the green hat with ear flaps... is that Kyle Broflovski from South Park!?

Wayne Allen Sallee said...

Chicago K-Mart?! I love it. You must have traveled a lot, Adam.
You should read PAPER GIRLS. Look it up on The Google Machine. But the first trade and if you don't its the best thing since Captain Nazi, I'll send you the $9.99 and give the book to an orphanage of newspaper boys.

Cflmaior said...

Captain Nazi must have had some very good contacts at the Mauser factory in Oberndorf, where the last Lugers (known in Europe as the Parabellum pistol) were being made in 1942: he packed a special-order piece, with an external hammer (see panel #15), therefore avoiding the major drawback of the original, striker-fired, design.

Patrick McEvoy said...

Great art throughout on this one. What a joy to see! One thing that struck me, though, was that Freddie's jaunty wave at the end looked exactly like he was giving us all a Nazi salute. Very odd...