Monday, March 12, 2018
Number 2153: Mr Scarlet and...uh... “Pinky”
Mr Scarlet was created by France Herron and Jack Kirby, and was a second banana hero during the early forties. Pinky, like Robin and who-knows-how-many before and since, was the grown man’s “ward.” Pinky is a really bad name for a sidekick, especially a young male sidekick. Pinky is a moniker that would make the youngster a targets of bullies. “Your name is...snort...guffaw...Pinky? When I’m done laughing I’m gonna pound you into next week!”
All imagined scenes of bully brutality and carnage aside, the Grand Comics Database has no guesses for writer or artist for this tale from America’s Greatest Comics #4 (1942).