Monday, January 28, 2013

Master Comics #126 (February 1942--Tom Mix)

Tom Mix The Crushing Empire

Tom Mix helps bring down a town commercial monopoly headed up by the crooked Petigrew family. While the premise of this story is plausible several plot incidences are hard to believe.  One is why wasn't Tom Mix disarmed by the crooks when he was ambushed in the Pitch Mountain Tunnel? Also why didn't young Petigrew simply shoot and kill Mix instead of going to the physically exhausting and time consuming effort of sealing him into a rock niche? Art by Carl Pfeufer and John Jordan (GCD).

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Master Comics #126 (February 1952-Nyoka)

Nyoka The Perilous Journey

Nyoka once again shows her golden heart in helping river boat Captain Derry make a cargo run when he becomes injured. The spunky brunette out foxes the evil gun runners with the help of her quick wits and Jumbo, the Zebraphant (apparently another one of those pesky jungle hybrids). Script by Rod Reed (? GCD) and art by Al Jetter (? GCD).

Monday, January 14, 2013

Master Comics #126 (February 1952- "Ozzie")

Here we find Ozzie minus Babs. Apparently she had enough of her bungling boy friend. This actually is quite a humorous story in a Three Stooges sort of way. Some of the gags like Ozzie dressing in drag are standard but are nevertheless funny. Mr Vandergrift is correct that Ozzie is a "brainless idiot" after jumping into washing machine to clean up. This comic strip is about the level of a Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd cartoon--goofy funny.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Master Comics #126 (February 1952- The Panther Man)

 Happy New Year

This is a story of revenge. It is difficult not to have some sympathy for Panther Man who is on a mission of vengeance. He is after the hunters who killed the Panther Queen (perhaps his mate). Apparently the Panther Man is some strange human/panther hybrid. The issue of justice is somewhat muddled at the end. CapJr comments, "Since he's only partly human, I don't know what the authorities are going to do about him. I do know, they'll mete out the right kind of justice!" Art by Sheldon Moldoff. GCD has Bill Ward as artist.
(Sorry don't have the covers to this comic.)