Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Mystery Men Comics #7 - pt. 1
We start with a rare example of a bad guy (the Blue Beetle impersonator) using tear gas as a weapon.
Mike Mannigan is the perfect example of the copper -- a police officer so incompetent that he stumbles when there is nothing to trip on -- he's not even close to a crack in the sidewalk.
The Blue Beetle imposter could count as a doppelganger, as they are now defined in 2nd edition rules.
This is one of the earliest instances -- if not the earliest -- of cussing in a superhero story.
Letting a bad guy get away so you can follow him back to his lair is already a cliche by this point.
This may be the first and last time Blue Beetle ever carries "trick make-up" with him.
(Scans courtesy of Comic Book Plus.)