I am turning over today's installment of "Bad Super-Hero Costumes" to Brian Hughes at "Again With the Comics" for his most excellent run-down of two-issue Golden Age sensation "Dynamite Thor", who is every bit as awesome as you would expect from a guy whose "power" is throwing dynamite at anything getting in his way.
Head on over to Brian's place and check out the full article, it's really a hoot. Or, rather, it's dynamite!
Dynamite Thor is now the second superhero who uses “farts” as part of his power repertoire. Most use ’em as weapons, but not Dynamite Thor. No, he uses his as a propellant. Still…Al Gore is none to pleased that a hero like this is getting national attention.
What does “immune to explosions” really entail? I mean, he can still be knocked out by a wrench, but a blast of TNT does nothing? This is like the case of Bulletman v. Chair, all over again.
@kingmonkey: What about a bomb in a hard ware store would the flying wrenches from that knock him out?
That picture would be one awesome caption contest picture.
Cloud. Shooting out. Of ass.
That should give ole Ben a run for his money on the “Screaming Wind” gig.
I like how the article said the reason for his being immune was just years of working with explosives. That’s probably why the comic was cancelled so quickly, the death toll from explosives experts trying this ran too high…
You know, this general concept — riding around on top of a bunch of explosions — was considered as a possible method of space travel. The idea was that you’d have a very thick steel plate — VERY thick — mounted underneath whatever you wanted to launch and shaped like a spherical half-dome. There’d be a portal for dropping atomic bombs into the middle of the space covered by the dome. The bomb would explode and the shape of the dome would force the explosion down, propelling the ship and dome upwards.
You do that with enough nukes, and voila, you’re in space.
Jerry Pournelle and Larry Niven used this device in “Footfall”, I think it was, but it came from an actual proposal by NASA or whoever early in the space race.
Replace nukes with dynamite and the dome with Dynamite Thor’s buttocks, and you’ve got his propulsive method down pat.
He’s got Dome shaped buttocks?
And how did they plan to get around that pesky EMP from the nuclear blasts?
He seems to have an amazingly large quantity of dynamite in that small belt, or does he keep the majority of his suply in his dynamite cavity?
Dynamite Thor is awesome.
Hmmm, who would win in a fight between Dynamite Thor with a chair and Bulletman with a wrench?