So THAT's why super heroes are so speedy …

(From “The Green Mask” number 1, 1940.)

9 thoughts on “So THAT's why super heroes are so speedy …

  1. Whit says:

    Actually, I think that dope would make you the opposite of speedy….

  2. Patriot_Missile says:

    So that’s why he’s The Green Mask…

  3. Nick Hentschel says:

    It’s…. DOPEMAN!!!!

  4. X-stacy says:

    Depends who’s talking, Whit. Some people use “dope” only when they mean “meth”, so I guess the Green Mask hangs with tweakers?

  5. Gero says:

    @Whit 1 and @stacy4: I’ve never heard dope for meth, only for opiates (like Bayer children’s heroin) and pot, so I agree with Whit on this one…

  6. X-stacy says:

    Like I said, depends who’s talking. Urban Dictionary backs you up; my personal experience with tweakers (don’t ask) is at odds with that.

  7. Hyperanthropos says:

    This is a great example, how a word can change it’s meaning during the times. The man isn’t referring to drugs. “Dope” is here an old slang for “information.”
    It’s for scenes like this, that it is going to be awkward, if DC ever decides to bring back the Gay Ghost. (:

  8. Myro says:

    30 minutes later, Green Mask will be looking for a different reporter that has a bag of Funyuns.

  9. Mr.MikeK says:

    In the 40’s, methamphetamines were referred to as dope. The Nazi’s gave it to the SS during the blitzkrieg to keep them fighting for days. The troops that came across it referred to it as Nazi Dope. And yes, it is also old slang for info.

    Having been around my share of tweakers, bad clothing choices are one of their more endearing qualities.

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