“Thanks for the great advice, Captain Obvious!”

(from “The Green Mask” number 7, 1941.)

About Jeff Hebert

Jeff is a 45 year old city boy who has somehow found himself located in Colorado, fulfilling his lifetime dream of making a living drawing super-heroes all day.

9 Responses to “Thanks for the great advice, Captain Obvious!”

  1. Nick Hentschel

    There IS, in fact, an “Obviousman” feature in the comic strip, “Non Sequitur.” So perhaps the Green Mask has left behind a heroic legacy, after all!

  2. Wait, so this guy called himself The Green Mask, and his sidekick is Domino, for the domino mask he’s wearing? Ugh. Lazy character names at it’s worst.

  3. “But ducking makes the knock-silly stench of your socks worse!”

  4. @TheNate– Oh, it could be much worse. He could’ve knocked him out with one of his *ahem* “personal me-time” socks.

  5. “Hey, Domino. Does this sock smell like Chloroform to you?”

  6. Domino: “Next time?”

    Green Mask: “Did you think I was going to just take one sock off and playfully toss it at you?”

  7. Who throws a sock, honestly!

  8. @ Dan: You should realise by now the sidekick always gets the shaft in the name department. Either it’s just a hack version of the superhero’s name, like Aqua Lad, or something like Robin, where the super hero looks tough next to such a stupidly named charactor. And besides what awe inspireing name do you think a guy calling himself The Green Mask would come up with? This Kid is lucky he wasn’t named The Blonde Boob or Follows me around boy!

  9. @punkjay, I totally get what you’re saying, but I guess my point was more with the fact that they were totally lazy with Green Mask to begin with. Of course his sidekick would have a lame name too. Let’s face it, this came out in 1941, so they literally could have named him almost anything, since it was the begining of the Superhero craze. There weren’t a million characters yet, so it wasn’t as hard to come up with an original name. And they went with “Green Mask and Domino.” Maybe if they had put more than three seconds into naming these two fools they wouldn’t have faded into obscurity.