Monday, March 6, 2017
Fantastic Comics #1 - pt. 4
A long distance atom separator sounds an awful lot like an atomic bomb. It would take something like that to destroy 5,000 tanks at once too. For such a goofy feature, it's scarily prescient here.
Interestingly, the writer had to come up with electro-vibrographs because, as discussed before, the term RADAR was not in common parlance yet in 1939. Note how super-sciency Radar seems to be at the time.
This is, I believe, the first instance of a heat ray being used to counter a cold effect.
Other than the feature being named after him, I really can't see how Yank Wilson was granted a hero's reward and not, you know, the scientists who came up with the heat ray and the other super-science.
Not sure what to make of this other guy. He must be some kind of mutant Green Martian, missing his fourth arm, and apparently having tiny hooves for feet. Only, the next page shows dozens of them...
The fourth dimensional ray takes Flick back and forth, much like a "future" Adam Strange.
(Scans courtesy of Comic Book Plus)