Thursday, July 2, 2015

Famous Funnies #36

A magic trophy item that could double as a deadly trap is the Mystic Mirror. It's perfectly harmless most of the time, but if anyone invisible passes in front of it, he has to save vs. spells or become a permanent reflection in the mirror. As the next page shows, though, the mirror can be reversed with a special process.

Besides the reversing process for the Mystic Mirror, this page of the Adventures of Patsy makes a passing reference to a new spell.

Change People into Animals sounds powerful, particularly if it affects a group of people. I would make it a 5th level spell, limit it to 1 target per level of the spell caster, and make the effect last maybe 2d6 hours.

A doctor's house call cost $50 in the 1930s!

This one might be a bit of a stretch, but since witchcraft and taming snakes is mentioned in the same caption, we might have the first instance of the spell Snake Charm in comics here.

Part of the fun for the Editor is finding clever places to hide treasure/trophies in the game. You don't want to make it too easy for players to find all the good loot!  So hiding diamonds in a box of chocolates seems like a great move, even if Jane Arden is a bit non-plussed about it.

History hasn't born this out, but the Flight author seemed quite convinced here that "roadable gyros" were going to become a legitimate thing soon. Of course, cars that can transform into planes and vice versa have long been staples of comic books; so much so that I just posted about it yesterday.

(Scans courtesy of Digital Comic Museum)

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