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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Adventure Comics #106 - July 1946

Comics Weekend "The Ghost Ship!" by Joe Samachson and Louis Cazeneuve.

It's Adventure Sunday!

A timely story involving the Sea King and atomic energy:
Mining in a giant glass bubble on the ocean floor, while picking at the ground for uranium??

Okay, anyway...
Meanwhile, inside the dome, Aquaman uses one of the miners' cigarette lighter to start a small bonfire, which cracks the dome. Kicking open a hole, he sends the miners to the surface as fast as possible:
...and so ends another adventure with Aquaman!

My lord, what a completely insane adventure.

I think this story definitely needed another page, where Aquaman goes into a detailed list explaining to the miners how jackassed their plan was: Where you do get a giant dome? How do you put it on the ocean floor and keep all the water out? How did the miners withstand the immense ocean pressures? Why didn't they have protective suits on? How did they move the dome once they found all the uranium from that particular spot? Can a bunch of random guys just decide to dig for unstable, dangerous material like that? Questions, questions...


Aaron said...

Actually, most of your questions re: giant dome are explained quite cleverly in an issue of Uncle Scrooge!

Orin's dad said...

Your closure to the story was even better than the story. You made me laugh out loud. Thanks. I needed that today. :-)

rob! said...

AB--As good as he was, Joe Samachson was no Carl Barks.

Orin's Dad--glad I could help!

Anonymous said...

This looks to me like required reading in the BP R & D Dept.

Keep 'em coming. It's great to finally get a handle on pre-Fradon Aquaman.

James Chatterton