Monday, May 14, 2012

Captain Marvel Jr. #89 (The Mystery of Jonah Jinx September 1950)

One of the themes running through a number of later Captain Marvel Jr stories was the silliness of superstition. Perhaps the irony lost on many young readers was a magic-based hero railing against superstition. The villain in this story uses the ability of "jinxes" to come "true" as a scam devise to defraud the wealthy Mr. Crenshaw of his property. It seems as if Mr. Jenks went to a lot of trouble (even with homicidal intent)  to collect junk even  "jinxed junk" worth thousands!" Art by Joe Certa.
Script by Otto Binder (GCD). 

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