Random Panel: If only


(From "Whiz Comics" number 4, 1940.)

15 Responses to Random Panel: If only

  1. Avatar DerKork says:

    In germany we call it “tossing Cthulhu around”. Yes, we speak english sometimes. 🙂

  2. Avatar Jose Inoa says:

    In the Highlands, we call it… the hammer throw!

    GO Shazam!!!

  3. Avatar LongJohn says:

    And we call that “special creature’s talent discrimination” in SCRA*. *(Special Creature Rights Association).

  4. Avatar kingmonkey says:

    This is exactly how we play golf in Canada. I see nothing funny or odd about this panel.

  5. Avatar Gero says:

    Hey Jeff, Captain Marvel should appear in your next “Bad Super Costumes” article. I mean just LOOK at this guy!

  6. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    OK, I’ll grant I hate his cape — always have — but I actually dig the rest of Captain Marvel’s costume. It’s bold and graphic, with a good color scheme (I also love The Flash and only just now realized they’re the same). I like the non-traditional flared Captain America style boots, and the fact that his shirt is a military style Rocketeer kind of thing, rather than just spandex.

    Plus, that chin! You can forgive a lot when you’ve got a manly chin like that. Just look at Tom Brady.

  7. Avatar Hakoon1 says:

    In England we call that “I’m not paying for this”.

  8. Avatar Niall Mor says:

    Golf, huh? Is that creature thing supposed to be metallic? If so, it would add a whole new meaning to the phrase “Using an iron.”

  9. Avatar Niall Mor says:

    What, no Bulletman? I feel so . . . lost 🙂

  10. Avatar Gero says:

    @Jeff: I guess when you factor in the double-breasted shirt and manly chin, it does sort of make up for the strange litte quarter-cape. I retract my previous statement about him being good material for a “Bad Costume” article…

  11. Avatar William A. Peterson says:

    Slightly off topic, but speaking of bad costumes:
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    The finely attired gentleman with the understated choice of colors at the center is “Most Excellent Super Bat”, whom I’ve mentioned before…
    Jeff, care to critique his Sartorial Splendor? :->

  12. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    That’s pretty bad, WillyPete!

  13. Avatar Brad says:

    If this were golf, you’d pretty much never see me off the green. I do so hope this is the golf of the future played with cybernetic enhancements.

  14. Avatar William A. Peterson says:

    Thanks! I thought you’d like it, Jeff!
    Any chance you might give it a more thorough critique in a future Blog?

  15. Avatar Jeff Hebert says:

    I’m not sure WillyPete, I’ll put it in my “potential” folder and see how it strikes me when the time comes. It’s not a great costume, but it doesn’t strike that note of instant revulsion or laughter that others have, so I’ll have to let it simmer and check it later.