Friday, October 16, 2015

Famous Funnies #45

Dickie Dare was fast becoming one of my favorite pre-Superman comic strips, though the storyline seems to be floundering a little here. That's not to say it's devoid of ideas -- here, we see a plane that lowers pontoons to transform into a seaplane.

Much has already been said about unarmed combat on this blog and I have already addressed the issue of needing a flip/throw attack for rendering an opponent prone. But do we need a special attack for pinning an opponent immobile as well? And should open hand jabs do anything special besides damage? I'd be inclined to say not; Tubby just ran out of hit points there.

An amnesiac Homer Hoopee has engaged in that most venerable of heroic traditions -- beating up bad guys and taking all their stuff. The $1,000 that Homer pools off their persons is a surprisingly large amount. Hideouts & Hoodlums has only loose guidelines for assigning money to mobsters, but a tighter rule of thumb would be keep the amount, per mobster, to between his hit points and his experience point value -- so, for a cowardly hoodlum, this would be between $5-20 carried.

(Scans courtesy of Digital Comic Book Museum)

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