Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Number 1728: You want to sacrifice, leave me out of it
The Ranger, bravely...stupidly...says, “I would, Captain! What is one life compared to the benefits of all mankind?”
Okay, CUT! Stop rolling film. Were I the young Ranger, I would say to Captain Video: “Are you out of your freakin' mind!? You want to crash the Whirlojet, you drop me off first, and then you can crash away!“ If I was in the Ranger’s place I would mention to Captain Video about my plan to retire someday on a government pension, have a nice, placid life with my wife, kids and grandkids. Nowhere in the plan is deliberate sacrifice.
Luckily, plot twists intervene and the sacrifice is unnecessary. Whew.
From Captain Video #3 (1951).
Here is another Captain Video story. No self-sacrifice is necessary. Just click on the thumbnail.