Thursday, November 28, 2013

Entry #45

Issue #35
Rating: 5

Part 1
 photo db8ff656-0292-4b43-a1b8-24dea1f8277a_zpse542d842.jpg This is a full out War Issue!
 photo 540be8a3-cdf2-48e9-a49a-ce13204433df_zpsb9ec4e51.jpg  photo flash35003_zps4e90ba43.jpg The Flash and Joan dedicate a two-page dream to the Axis.
This is the only reference in Flash Comics of the war by the Flash!
 photo flash35007_zps4ac2b6cc.jpg  photo flash35008_zps26f4af4a.jpg  photo flash35009_zpse805227f.jpg The Ghost Patrol wonder into a concentration camp and faces the original soup nazi.
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Sunday, November 24, 2013

WWII Aug\Sept 1942

In the six months between August 1942 and February 1943, the United States and its Pacific Allies fought a brutally hard air-sea-land campaign against the Japanese for possession of the previously-obscure island of Guadalcanal.

The Battle of Stalingrad was a major battle of World War II in which Nazi Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad in southwestern Russia. The battle took place between 23 August 1942 and 2 February 1943.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Entry #44

Issue #34
Rating: 5

 photo b3d81939-d77e-48ac-ab80-6401efd66a57_zps7688ba50.jpg This issue is fun to read. Good quality stories. DC has yet to fully engage the Nazis and Nips yet -- but it is heating up. The Whip intercepts a Japanese transport headed for Los Angles with a cargo of mice infected with typhus. How many accents are used in the Ghost Patrol page?
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Monday, November 4, 2013

Entry #43

Issue #33
Rating: 5

 photo f5aa2668-2dc4-45d6-a599-270793f91835_zps02289d98.jpg In many ways, the early stages of WWII (1942) provided rich content and imagination for comics. If you feel like I think all the issues in the series are worthy of a 5 rating, I do not. As we will see, quality of material will decline for a couple years – the Atom strip typifies the drop off in quality.
 photo flash33a_zps61f56aef.jpg Returning to this issue, the Flash story is an early proto-SA set-up of an evil villain using his advance technology to cast Keystone City into darkness. The Shade, by manipulating the light, terrorizes the city.
 photo flash33b_zpscac31024.jpg The importance of this issue is that Mr. Fox utilizes the first of many devises over the coming decades of a villian that commands the very element to aid him in his crime spree. The GA Shade has the ability to eliminate dust from the atmosphere. By doing so, darkness falls. Because Jay's training is in Chemistry, he figures out that by kicking some dirt up into the air will restore the light. The story is typical for this era. Plenty of laughs mixed in with the action.
 photo flash33c_zps17a0f294.jpg The Ghost Patrol land in Africa to fight a dirty rotten nazi rat.
 photo flash34d_zpsb1000c4d.jpg The Hawkman story revels a rare fact that he can carry a vial of liquid Nth Metal in his utility belt. This story reads similar to the early Batman stories in Detective Comics written by Gardner Fox.
 photo flash33e_zps7fb0b955.jpg Full page ad for Wonder Woman 1.