Apparently the flamethrowers are just for show

(From "Fantastic Comics" number 10, 1940.)

11 Responses to Apparently the flamethrowers are just for show

  1. ajw says:

    and i assume you all will as well.

  2. Bael says:

    I can’t get over that one guy doing his touchdown dance. Apparently, he isn’t aware of just how often Sampson gets his hair cut, and still destroys every low income housing unit within line of sight.

  3. gero says:

    Those don’t appear to be flamethrowers; from the shape of them, and the way the guy on the right is holding his, I think they’re backpack-powered torches…

  4. GtaMythMaster43 says:

    I think those are torches of some kind.

  5. Jeff Hebert says:

    Actually they’re gas-projecting packs (from yesterday’s panel), used to knock out Samson and David, whereupon they cut Samson’s hair to make him defenseless. Then leave him in a dungeon for a few days so it can grow back, because no criminal ever thought about just popping a cap in a knocked-out guy’s head. I also find it interesting that his hair is impervious to fire, but can be cut off by a falling girder.

    Anyway, “Apparently the gas packs are just for show” is not funny, whereas “Apparently the flamethrowers are just for show” is. Hence the title.

  6. Danny Beaty says:

    @Jeff: Is Samson in the public domain?

  7. Myro says:

    You know something that still bugs me about Samson’s hair getting cut? The guy still looks pretty ripped. Maybe with some freshly shorn locks, Samson’s not going to be chucking buildings down the street, but if he was still capable of hitting someone like Floyd Mayweather, you might want to avoid taunting the guy. He’d still be stronger than you.

  8. spidercow2010 says:

    Apparently the Imperial Guard from Star Wars have too much free time.

  9. punkjay says:

    What do red robed flunkies with gas powered torches have to do with a bad version of a biblical hero? Oh and the guy w/ his arms up is his side kick I believe is his side- kick David! That proves to me that Side kicks are as useless as Wild E Cyote’s ACME credit card!

  10. frankie says:

    Guy in the back: “And now, I shall make my bald, half naked assisstant levitate.”