Ah, Dell. By August 1938, only some of its titles still contain great comic strip reprints, but as the line expanded pages had to be filled with lesser work. The Comics was a title filled with lesser work. Still, even lesser work can serve as inspiration for Hideouts & Hoodlums!
When players come up with plans like this, Editors must remember that it is not their job to "win" by outwitting the players. Introducing complications into their plans is one thing, but if a player comes up with a good plan, it should be given a fairly good chance at succeeding.
Almost a year and a half before Hawkman debuts, Rod Rian takes to the sky with an "aero belt". The belt must contain the controls for the flying device, because it seems that the cylinder on Rod's back must power the device, and the wings surely serve as stabilizers. It's clearly a hi-tech item version of magical Wings of Flying.
The gravity raygun is an example of an over-sized machine, as most of the rayguns described in Book II: Mobsters & Trophies are. The ray has a long range (200-300'?) and can easily pull 400 lbs. of weight towards the raygun (We never see an upper limit, but it surely has one. Maybe 1,000 lbs.?). We could speculate that the ray can be thrown in reverse too and repel objects.
here on this blog. Corythosaurus would have had 16 HD (with 12-sided HD). Euhippus would have been 1/2 HD, like giant rats (only horse-rats). Pteranodons were statted in Supplement II: All-American, but pterodactyls were much smaller and would have had only 1 hp. A paleoscincus might have 14 HD (using 10-sided HD). If I was one of those half-pints, I'd wish it was was the pterodactyl chasing me!
Also note the commonness of cigarettes.
(Scans courtesy of Digital Comic Museum)