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Sunday, March 28, 2010

More Fun Comics #102 - March 1945

Comics Weekend "Silent Sounds!" by Joe Samachson(?) and Louis Cazeneuve.

More fun with More Fun!

For this issue's cover, none of the superheroes even get to appear, DC preferring to give it over to everyone's favorite morons, Dover and Clover. A harbinger of things to come.

Anyway, this Aquaman adventure is one you won't soon forget. It starts off simply enough, with two crooks, both named Rocky...
Aquaman says the two scientists' experiments with ultrasonic waves are harming the fish in the sea, so he offers to take a closer look at what they're doing--but he has to put on a similar protective suit.

As Aquaman goes below to do this, Rocky and Rocky cruise up to the scientists' ship, and come aboard, with plans to smash the ultrasound wave machine. But before they can, Aquaman arrives on deck:
With Aquaman temporarily knocked out (thanks a whole bunch, Dr. Curveball!), the two Rockys plan to smash the machine. But Little Rocky hits upon an idea: maybe they could use the machine to assist with their crooked ways, pointing it at the cops, rendering Rocky and Rocky untouchable!

Big Rocky likes this idea, and they decide to go all Darth Vader on Aquaman, by testing the machine on him to see how well it works. They don protective suits and, despite the protests of the scientists, point the machine at Aquaman:
Okay, here's where this story takes a hard left turn into Bizarro World, and I don't mean that planet with corners:
...and so, it's another criminal plan spoiled, thanks to Aquaman!

The first time I read this story, I did a double take--maybe even a triple, when I saw Louis Cazeneuve's goofy dramatization of a scientific principle, complete with little smiley-faced atoms:
Maybe its just me, but there's something about these atoms being flesh colored that makes them look like sperm cells to me, like the ones you'd see in a Nova episode about fertilization. I bet they all sound like Bruce Willis!


Duncan said...

'they all sound like Bruce Willis!'
Ha. Good one, Rob.

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