Monday, October 10, 2011

Number 1032

Do you believe in magic?

In this story from Ibis the Invincible #1, from 1942, a couple of thuggish magicians sue a rich woman who doesn't believe in magic. I've heard of frivolous lawsuits before, but this one's a lulu. They scare her with a spectral nag called Nightmare, not to be confused with Casper's Nightmare:

It's all just more Fawcett comic book silliness from our 4,000-year-old resurrected Egyptian magician and his longtime lover, Taia. We've shown stories from this comic before. The first two pages of the store are damaged so I patched them with pages from the Flashback reprint of the 1970s.

There will be more from Fawcett and Flashback on Friday.


Steve Miller, Writer of Stuff said...

I'll never claim to have good taste, but I liked it. Thanks for brightening my Monday! :)

Pappy said...

Thanks, Steve. I'm always glad to brighten a Monday. Ours was pretty dark around here as Autumn storms roll in. A good day to loiter at the computer reading Pappy's!

BillyWitchDoctor said...

Wowww. Planting evidence of a crime that didn't take place to avenge a crime that couldn't be prosecuted. And "dream pipes!"

During the "facial massage" bit I couldn't help imagining a young Ricardo Montalban playing Ibis.

Pappy said...

BillyWD: A young Ricardo Montalban sounds about right for Ibis. I never think of actors in the roles of comic characters, but I've got a Captain Marvel story coming up on Friday, and C. C. Beck is reputed to have used Fred MacMurray as his model for that character.

I think I'll see if sells dream pipes.