Monday, February 7, 2011

November 1937: New Adventure Comics #21

Cover by Creig Flessel
I've been fairly disinterested in 'Captain Bill of the Texas Rangers' (by Homer Fleming) ever since it began, like, a million years ago.  Part of the reason is that Homer Fleming draws every damn character the same, and when they're all white dudes in cowboy hats it makes things 100% harder to figure out who is who.

'Federal Men' (by Siegel and Shuster) has gone beyond a joke.  Again we're subjected to the exploits of the Junior Federal Men Club, in which some kids trail a guy just for the hell of it, and it just so happens that he's a crook.  I have so many problems with this thing, not the least of which is that it's taken over what used to be a great strip.  And pity poor old Steve Carson.  Only a year ago the guy was blowing up submarines and piloting giant robots.  Now he's the administrator for a kid's fan club.

This month's 'International Good Neighbor Club' mentions the threat of war in Europe and Africa, which is the first rumblings we hear about World War II in these comics.

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