Monday, December 23, 2019
Number 2431: Bozo is no clown
A personal feeling is that not only was the fantasy of a mechanical man doing the repetitive, hard work, but of making a perfect working man who asks no questions, nor asks for more money.
Bozo was invented by a mad scientist, and where would fiction be without scientists who are mad? Bozo later hooked up with Hugh Hazzard. In this episode, as explained by the Grand Comics Database, “Bozo truly meets his match in a modern-day Prometheus named Brutus, created by a mad scientist, who stole its body parts from graves.”
From Smash Comics #14 (1940). Drawn by George Brenner using the pseudonym Wayne Reid.
Bozo’s origin from Smash Comics #1. Just click on the thumbnail.