Number 1685: Bulletman and the suspension of disbelief
Bulletman, who is police scientist Jim Barr, teamed up with Susan Kent, who became Bulletgirl. But that pairing came after this entry into Bulletman’s history, where Susan does not know Bulletman’s identity. Since this story ends in a cliffhanger and I don’t have the followup issue, we can assume that the unseen story is when Susan discovers Jim is Bulletman. Here is where the suspension of disbelief comes in. Besides the normal superhero stuff, flying, special powers, etc., we are asked to disregard the fact that Susan does not know who Bulletman is despite him wearing nothing to disguise himself. He just wears a bullet-shaped helmet. Maybe Susan has eye problems, but if not I’d think she would know who Bulletman is.
[SPOILER] I notice a lack of concern for Jim when Susan approaches his unconscious body in the final panel. She is not thinking “Is he dead? Is he badly injured?” No, the first thing out of her mouth is, “At last I can see who Bulletman really is!” Her lack of empathy is as bad as her powers of recognition. [END OF SPOILER]
From Master Comics #12 (1941). The Grand Comics Database guesses the art is by Al Carreno.