Big muscles, tiny personal space

(From "Mystery Comics" number 2, 1944.)

8 Responses to Big muscles, tiny personal space

  1. spidercow2010 says:


  2. spidercow2010 says:

    Ya gotta admit, the guy getting the uppercut looks seriously uppercutted. His spitcurl, nose, upper lip, chin and shirt collar all have an upward trajectory, he’s gone all accordion-pleated in the middle, and that’s some impressive lift.

  3. punkjay says:

    I watch pro wrestling and that STILL is the worst punch I have ever seen.

  4. spidercow2010 says:

    Unless, of couurse, the Conan O’Brien-looking guy getting punched was perched on the hero’s thigh to begin with, in which case, y’know, I’d feel my space had been a bit violated too.

  5. Dan says:

    At the very least he’s a man of his words. Yesterday he said he’d better start doing things, today he’s teaching ol’ Rats there a life lesson. Don’t get too close to the dude in the Green and Red tights.

  6. Watson Bradshaw says:

    this guy’s personal bubble is even outlined, do not cross it’s threshold.

  7. Shade2075 says:

    “we have very little space in this panel to begin with!”

  8. frankie says:

    “I don’t like anxious people lurking around my washing machine.”