*Face palm*

(From "Atomic Bomb" number 1, 1942.)

11 Responses to *Face palm*

  1. So he can fly up but has to take a grapling hook and rope down? Holy retarded super powers batman!

  2. Watson Bradshaw

    looks like they are both a little light in the loafers!
    (old timey pun)

  3. Yeah, apparently “Air Male” gets his power by injecting himself with a serum that makes him “lighter than air”, but the drawback is he supposedly can’t land without being pulled down. So, so lame.

    Of course, in classic Golden Age tradition, the writers proceed to completely ignore that just two pages later.

  4. kinda like the soda pop in willie wonkas factory lol

  5. The title fits. I almost did a face palm when I read that.

  6. Two towels worn as capes: $2.49

    Plastic masks held with elastic cords: $1.99/dozen

    Floating over a pink city and begging passerbys to pull you down: Priceless.

  7. Jack boots and breeches? Who’s side are they on?

    “You vill zend ze letter yust as ve have told you! You vill include return address zo ve know where to finds you.”

  8. Well, I guess the comic would have been pretty short-lived if they stuck with that limitation. Page 7: Stampy misses his throw with the grappling hook, and rises higher and higher as Air Male looks on in helpless horror. Page 8 (a splash page): POP!

  9. I thought that Air Male was the lamest superhero name since The Whizzer, until I tried to figure out what else he could call himself. Zeppelin Guy? The Floater? Naaaah…Those two clowns should just turn in their towels–I mean capes.

  10. Stampy: “Um…Grappling hook? You never said anything about a grappling hook!”

    Air Male: “I never said I wanted a sidekick, either!”

  11. Is it just, me or do these two look like two kids playing Superman. I’m ready for Stampy’s Mother to come in and yell @ them for running in the house!