Friday, October 12, 2018

Number 2245: Supermind and Dan fulfill their plan

Here is the second/concluding part of the Professor Supermind and Son story I began a couple of days ago. If you want to read part 1 before part 2, go back a couple of days to Pappy’s Number 2243.

We have seen Professor Supermind’s television (“Televisoscope”) and him zapping his son with electricity to charge his super powers, but in this episode we see his invisible rocketship. It makes Wonder Woman’s propeller-driven invisible plane look antique.

Despite the clunkiness of the story (America invaded? What else is new?) the artwork is top notch. Grand Comics Database does not credit the artist, but it appears the artist’s inspiration was Alex Raymond’s Flash Gordon. I have said before that were it not for those popular Sunday features, Flash Gordon and Hal Foster’s Prince Valiant, to serve for inspiration and swipes, early comic books would have had a much different look.

From Popular Comics #66 (1941):


Daniel [] said...

Of course, Dan could have reduced the over-all death toll, and saved all those bomber crews, by wrecking the tunnel itself at the outset.

There wasn't much point in Professor Supermind being coy about what destroyed the tunnel. Rather obviously, if the US forces didn't exterminate what remained of the invaders, then the US military would learn something about that “meteor”.

(And, one way or another, the government would show-up at the Professor's doorstep, to demand a surrender of any and all golden eggs.)

Meanwhile, I'm hoping that Darci gets an urge to write about the Napoleonic scheme to invade Great Britain by way of a tunnel.

Pappy said...

Darci, are you reading this? See Daniel's note above. He has a request.

Darci said...

I don't know what I could add, other than I thought of comparing the Nazi's tunnel to the Chunnel. The comparison didn't seem fertile.