Monday, April 25, 2011
Captain Marvel Jr #52 (The Flying Postman)
"The Flying Postman" reminds one of the sort of stories Will Eisner was doing on the Spirit during this period. A normal person (postman Yarrow) with a common problem and a unusual solution that becomes an even greater problem. Mix in a crook ("Ideas" Dolan--Commissioner Dolan was part of the Spirit's cast) and CMJ being the bystander/rescuer and you have an enjoyable light-hearted human interest tale. This story also shows Freddy's newsstand at the corner of Main & Oak in front of the Citizen's Bank. This would be Freddy's business location in most subsequent stories. Art is by Bud Thompson.