Number 1976: Thanksgiving Turkey Award 2016: Dr Hypno
Today is the traditional American holiday, Thanksgiving Day. Here at Pappy’s it is time for our annual Thanksgiving Turkey Award, where I present the most off-the-wall story I’ve read all year. This year’s honor goes to Dr Hypno...a psychologist with no other identity, except as a crime fighter. He has a unique power. He can hypnotize animals, then take over their bodies while his own body lies in coma. But he can put the animal in danger when he goes after crooks.
In this initial adventure, from Amazing Man Comics #14 (1940), Dr Hypno uses a parrot and a dog.
Dr Hypno, created, written and drawn by Frank Thomas, no stranger to odd characters (“The Eye” was another memorable creation of Thomas’s), gets three turkeys from me because I can say, at least in this first episode of eight published in Amazing Man, that Dr Hypno is a bird brain. Dr Hypno tells his manservant, Wun, that while his mind occupies the body of an animal, if the animal is killed then he will be killed, also. He doesn’t say anything about being a dog, and needing to be walked. In that state one hopes Wun uses a doggy bag to pick up Dr Hypno’s droppings. And that is all I want to say about that.
If you go back to our last year’s entry, you can begin to link back to the 2006 beginnings of this turkey of a tradition. Just click on the thumbnail.