Random Panel: Time to get a new doctor

amazingman-6-1939-doctoracid

(From "Amazing Man" number 6, 1939.)

12 Responses to Random Panel: Time to get a new doctor

  1. ‘Acid’.

    Not, ‘Hydrochloric Acid’. Not ‘Nitric Acid’. No, the bottle’s just labeled ‘Acid’.

    That could be anything from a ph1 superburn solvent to a ph6.9 sour water drink.

    Forget the new doctor, you need a new lab assistant…one with a better grasp of how things should be labeled.

  2. Worst. Face. Ever.

  3. @Whit: The best part is, his name’s “Iron Skull” and his “power” is — wait for it — having a skull made out of iron. Seriously. People try to shoot him in the head and the bullets bounce off. I can’t imagine why they don’t just, you know, SHOOT HIM SOMEWHERE ELSE, but this was the Thirties and powers didn’t really make a lot of sense.

    Also, I’ve noticed that back then, every main character could do pretty much whatever they wanted. Suddenly at one point in the story Iron Skull has super-gripping-strength. How that ties in with a metal head I don’t know, but they needed him to hold on to a plane or whatever, so he did.

    It helps make Superman’s dizzying array of powers (super cold breath ftw!) make sense, at least in a historical context. But still, it’s weird.

  4. Do you think Iron Skull was Weapon IX(9)?

  5. From the look of his hand (and nose, and eyebrows…), he’s already been at the acid. Maybe weapon IV? They’ve got more than a few bugs to work out of the process, if he’s from the same program.

  6. what eyebrows :L

  7. superman has 32 powers i think including all of his past incarnations but god dang how many powers does one superhero need
    ^this was the result of extreme boredom and jeff’s comment about superman’s powers^

    umm this is prob the second weiderst looking person ive ever seen

  8. ….boys that’s “Acid” not, acid….I think he’s lookin for a trip.

  9. Actually, cold breath kind of makes sense. Ever use one of those canned air dusters? The expansion as it is released from the compression of the can cools it. If Superman can suck in some really ridiculous amount of air in the first place, the rest sort of follows from there. Some of his more obscure powers, though… You just know the writer had a bad trip the night before.

  10. I read once that at one point, Superman was able to read lips on other planets.

  11. Superman has “Rebuild-The-Great-Wall-of-China-Vision”!!

    Oh, and Iron-Skull better not hoist that thing above his head… dropping acid may just kill him.

  12. True. Many acids are extremely corrosive. One example is Hydrochloric acid. It has a pH of around -1.1.

    http://chimge.unil.ch/En/ph/1ph8.htm

    Here’s a pH scale so so you can understand what I mean.