Monday, May 7, 2012
Captain Marvel Jr #89 (September 1950) The Ant Crook
This is one of the stupidest and silliest CMJ stories of 1950. The ants are very comical looking not fearsome or menacing (perhaps this was intentional as anti-comic book pressure was mounting at this time). The Blue Boy enjoys hobnobbing with royalty even if they are ants. At the end the Queen ant proclaims, "This will never happen again, I assure you! Henceforth let there be peace between humans and ants, as before!" The World's Most Powerful Boy pontificates, "Right, your majesty! There is plenty of room in the world for all kinds of people to live in peace and harmony! Live and let live! This was not one of Otto Binder's better efforts. Art by Joe Certa.