(From “The Blue Beetle” number 13, 1942.)
…since you clearly didn’t appreciate the Salad Shooter I gave you for your birthday!
maybe he’s just thinking of the verb “to grate”, so he wants to “grateify”(turn to shreds) the blue beetle. Or maybe it’s greatify, ans in “make even greater”! heheheheh
Hey, a guy who spends his free time playing dress up and beating up his fellow human beings has to have some kind of violence fetish. Maybe this hooded gent is curious about the Blue Beetle’s specific kinks, and is experimenting to find out. Sort of like a supervillainous Dr. Kinsey. Presumably more pedestrian pleasures, such as baseball bats, have already been tested, but perhaps this is his first time throwing a gas bomb–hence his uncertainty over whether the gas bomb will, in fact, gratify the Beetle.
–Possibly some one will give the writer a DICTIONARY before the next issue!