Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Numbner 2110: Red Comet sends criminals on holiday
I would like to learn the trick of making things explode with my mind. It sounds like a handy super power.
Fortunately for criminals, in this entry from Planet Comics #5 (1940), he doesn't use that super power. But Red Comet is able to stop crime for two weeks. He has rounded up all the criminals, and is depositing them one-by-one to “inhabitable planets.” Then he takes some war profiteers and flings them into space. While the artwork is credited to Don Rico by the Grand Comics Database, the story has the fingerprints of Fletcher Hanks, or someone using Hanks's techniques for getting rid of bad guys. Hurling them into space is a real dire punishment, and next to it making the war profiteers explode through the power of his mind might have been considered merciful.