Saturday, February 22, 2014

Post #59

Issue #47
Rating: 5
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Another exemplary issue.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Post #58

Issue #46
Rating: 5
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Excellent wartime balance of humor, action, adventure, and fascinating plot wrinkles.
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Also on the newstand on August 9, 1943:

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Sunday, February 9, 2014

Post #57

Issue #45
Rating: 5

 photo flash45001_zpse9fc48c8.jpg  photo flash45003_zpse049effa.jpg  photo flash45003_zpse049effa.jpg Playing of the 1925 Lon Chaney movie ‘The Unholy Three’, a safe cracking midget masquerading as a baby gives Jay and Joan a lot of trouble. Lou Ferstadt art work is excellent.

 photo flash45007_zps963c9c64.jpg  photo flash45005_zps9040e4a1.jpg  photo flash45004_zps673f30d8.jpg This issue has plenty of WWII themed adventures:
Johnny Thunder – Nazi saboteurs.
Ghost Patrol – Herman Goering
Minute Movies – Nips mind control drugs being used to commit a crime.
The Whip – Black Market Sugar ration ring
Hawkman – Continuing with its noir crime genre, the only nod to the war is a city wide blackout.  photo flash45006_zps7773ffcf.jpg With a date stamp of July 9, 1943 the invasion of Sicily began.