Hence the name “Flame Gun”

(From "Big 3" number 1, 1940.)

15 Responses to Hence the name “Flame Gun”

  1. Avatar Sutter_Kaine

    But if it was any less obvious he’d be leaving himself open to a lawsuit. Have you seen how many products include the instruction “Point away from face”?

  2. Avatar Hammerknight

    You would never figure a flame gun to set a place a fire. What’s next getting wet from a water pistol?

  3. Who’s fire gun? His fire gun? Does he avoid telling her to avoid blame? He should be responsible for his own poorly thought out actions.

  4. Yes, he’s The Flame and he has the fire gun. Despite which, he seems shocked that the flame gun would actually set things on fire.

  5. Is it just me, or does he have a little smirk on his face?

  6. “Damn it! It was only supposed to burn the flesh of the guilty, not everyday combustibles!”

  7. Not related to this, but I thought you would like to know: Superman is losing his iconic red underwear-on-the-outside.


  8. “Is that a Flame Gun in your fanny pack or are you… oh, what the… untie me!”

  9. Are this guy and Samson the slum destroyer from the same comics company? Because they seem to have similar feelings about collaterial damage…

  10. “Then, I’ll have my pal, Sampson, throw a building at it.”

  11. @Gero, according to the box Jeff posted under the panel, they’re from the same issue, Big 3 #1, along with the Blue Beetle one from Tues. In hindsight, I now think he was planning on squashing the girl below him, given the actions of Samson and the Flame.

  12. Sorry, yes, these are all from the same issue.

  13. Avatar William A. Peterson

    You’d think this would be obvious, but we just had someone set his apartment on fire while looking for something under his mattress.
    It was dark under there, and isn’t that what a ‘lighter’ is for? 😀

  14. Avatar spidercow2010

    Is she in a wheelchair?

  15. I say if you wanna save her pal, she can always get a new wheelchair. LEAVE THE CHAIR THERE FOR THE LOVE OF GOD MAN!!!