Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Famous Funnies #31

Police stations are loaded with items that aren't on the starting equipment list, like sub-machine guns. Enterprising (and definitely non-Lawful) Heroes who can pull off a daring police station burglary will have a leg up on the bad guys when it comes time to raid hideouts!

Also, once Heroes do have money, they can commission Scientists to develop new weapons for them.

The lesson here is, if you can't stop the mobsters from getting away, shoot all the nearby tires, so they have to flee on foot.

There's a lot going on here in Skyroads, not all of it I can recommend for Hideouts & Hoodlums. Shooting throwing knives in mid-air?  Assuming that's even possible, I don't think we need a game mechanic for that; it can just be flavor text for the knife missing.

But Stephanich's trick of feigning death through breath control?  That definitely needs to be a stunt! 

Note the bulletproof vest, perhaps the earliest time in comic books one is actually shown and not just referred to.

There's some suspicious science here, with the explosion in the well, but the idea of throwing prisoners into a poisoned well is a pretty decent deathtrap.

The first Greek sphinx in comic books, curiously presented as if it was history. Does that make it fair game for H&H..? 

Modern-day Editors could be forgiven for forgetting that homes used to have laundry chutes. It would be a good thing to add to an above-ground hideout, for a different way for Heroes to get around.

Solo flying courses: $35-150
Private pilot's license: $400-$700
Flying time: $4-15/hour

Unexpected encounter on a deserted island: cavemen!

(Scans courtesy of Digital Comic Museum)

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