Monday, April 16, 2012

Captain Marvel Jr #86 (The Medical Menace) June 1950

The Medical Menace (7 pp)

This story shows that a group of common criminals can give CapJr a good workout for 4-5 pages if they take endurance enhancing drugs. This episode has some educational value in that it speaks about the importance of penicillin and other then current wonder drugs. It seems a bit odd that Dr. Penrod would be talking to himself about a great medical discovery and doing his lab work on scene rather than taking samples to a lab. Again coincidence strikes as Freddy is on scene when the Crimicillin-powered crooks make their first robbery. Well drawn by Bud Thompson.
 (Note: My copy of CMJ #86 is coverless.)

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