Thursday, January 3, 2019
Amazing Man Comics #9 - pt. 3
I'll have to add a note that fear elementals can assume gaseous form once per day.
The "Aug. 10" note, superimposed on the newspaper clipping, tells us that this story can't be taking place in the present; it has to have been the recent past (Aug. 10, 1939), or some time in the future.
Sleep gas is a standard trope of the genre, as is the tactic of pretending to be unconscious to get captured.
How is it that the elemental appears taller than the ceiling in panel 5? Could it be that its size is illusory...?
Chuck, Oxan, and Jerry were outfitted like D&D adventurers, with backpacks and lanterns.
Before Chuck can find Jerry he has a random encounter with a giant pterodactyl (comic book writers never seemed to be aware how small pterodactyls were).
The Quadropel Men look a lot like green Martians.
REALLY unusual for a comic book story -- not only does Oxan decapitate a foe so he can bring its head home as a trophy, but Chuck is willing to accept this as a cultural difference. In Golden Age comics, cultural differences are usually an excuse to shoot first and ask questions later.
I'm not much interested in statting half-wolves separately from normal wolves, but the assistant (our jack-in-the-trunk from earlier) will be handy for me. I had statted assistants for the Mobster Manual what seems like ages ago, but did not have a good illustration of one to use until now.
(Scans courtesy of Comic Book Plus.)