(From “Heroic Comics” number 29, 1944.)
When you know your powers suck!!!
“An epidemic of substituted valuable jewelry, eh? This sounds like a job for…somebody else. I’m not sure who, really. But probably not me. Jewelry really isn’t my purview. Unless it’s got pearls, I guess.”
This isn’t to use his powers. Hyrdoman just wants to practice his ventriloquism act.
“Get me a glass of water! Five jellybeans! And a match! We’re going to MacGiver this caper!”
still waiting for the punchline.
I’ve been wondering about this: “As she leaves, the door opens–and in walks Hydroman.” The phrasing implies that her leaving has nothing to do with the door opening, so…how did she leave? Crawl out the window to a fire escape? Climb up a chimney? Slip down a laundry chute?