Friday, September 25, 2015
Number 1792: Revenge of the hunchback
It wasn’t uncommon for comics to have stories about pathetic characters who are ugly and treated horribly because of it. It evokes emotion in the reader, leading to a revenge ending. (“Hop-Frog” by Poe springs to mind as one of the best examples.*) There is a lesson in tolerance in there, somewhere, or at least a warning. If you are a bully and ridicule someone you may end up thrown off the battlement. You would deserve it, in my opinion.
From Atlas Comics’ Crime Can’t Win #43 (actual #3), 1951. Signed by Myron Fass.