An exploration of the Golden Age of Comics, through the lens of Hideouts & Hoodlums, the comic book roleplaying game.
Friday, August 21, 2015
Funny Pages v. 2 #4
A mini-history lesson for you, courtesy of gag filler, where one might not expect to find lessons. It's worth noting, I think, that most Americans in 1937 had no idea that Japan was committing war atrocities in China -- hence, the sandwich board accusing them of being "unfair".
Note that, in comics, bullets cannot shoot through doors, or anything used as cover.
I'm not sure what I should do with the fantasy strip Abdallah. It's definitely an adventure strip, and normally any adventure strip is fair game for H&H treatment, but I don't know...it's also so D&D-like, that it might wind up skewing our results.
Here, Abdallah fights a gigantic snake. It has come up before on this blog that H&H needs a snake bigger than a giant snake. I'm not sure what to make of the "gigantic monster", though. Is it a dragon...?
Here we see bandits again, but this time they are refreshingly not Mexican bandits.