Random Panel: How the “Innumerate Infidels” gang civil war began

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(From “Thrilling Comics” number 10, 1940.)

10 thoughts on “Random Panel: How the “Innumerate Infidels” gang civil war began

  1. Joshua says:

    Have a two for one special on this one:

    1). After the break, A&E’s Biography will be right back with “The El Guapo Story”. Next up, we’ll see how numbers would plague El Guapo to the very end. From 12 men in an 11 man gang to three actors who ultimately ended his reign of terror in Santa Poco.

    2). The men leaned in close to listen to what the real brains of the outfit had to say, Jefe’s hand– “Five-Fingered Paulo”.

  2. Xstacy says:

    I question the wisdom of wearing masks during meetings, especially if you know simple math might be your gang’s weak spot. It’s just inviting trouble.

  3. berserker says:

    is there more off panel cause i only see 8 people

  4. Bael says:

    Little known fact.
    High stakes games of musical chairs were responsible for more shootings in the Old West than the card game Faro.

  5. Jeff Hebert says:

    Glad you noticed that Berserker, I thought that was one of the funniest parts. That’s the entire panel, although obviously there are more people in the room. Still a hoot though.

  6. Xstacy says:

    It would be pretty funny if, in fact, their entire gang only has eight guys in it and they really just can’t count. Imagine how many days it takes to count the take after a successful robbery!

  7. Cavalier says:

    This happened in a Tin Tin story. Members of a cabal wore a big robe/hood deal, and were infiltrated by Tin Tin. Due to secrecy they had to use code words to find out who was the impostor. It must feel ridiculous to know people could just wander in like that.

    So, Jeff, what did they do?

  8. Jeff Hebert says:

    In the finest “Western comics” tradition, they all pulled out their six-shooters and started blasting away. It was a simpler time.

  9. Frankie says:

    “But boss, don’t you remember? Margarita is now called Mark.”

  10. Dan says:

    Tintin’s the one on the top left.

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