CCF Reading Circle: Adventures in the Public Domain! Apr 1, 2020 9:49:15 GMT -5 brutalis likes this
Post by shaxper on Apr 1, 2020 9:49:15 GMT -5
I tried to rationalize that the suits were made of some kind of a flexible plastic as opposed to glass, but this was 1940, so yeah...
Flint Baker was rather enjoyable as a starting point with it's own unique oddness. A prison which doubles as a castle rental for the serial movie villains lair? Going into space and taking 3 cons along because nobody else will? Bit dangerous until hearing the cons stories and finding out the trio aren't really all that bad a bunch of guys. Sexy stowaway reporter for the lead heroes romantic interest and to act as plot device for him saving her every issue comes along for the joy ride. And let's talk about Flint's rides: love his car on earth, love his Rocket and the Rockets travel car they utilize. Some really spiffy (not to be confused with Spurt later) designs here. I could see myself following this story on a regular basis.
Absolutely. It's spurty...I mean spiffy.
Auro the super strong wannabe Tarzan of Space. How many of us want to admit our secret origin is because our idiot parents did a really stupid thing and just went out for a Sunday cruise in outer space (dangerous? NAAAAAAH, what could possibly happen? How likely are we to get struck by a meteor or a comet or trapped in a planets gravity? Trust me, nothing will happen, right?) and crash and die leaving you an orphan raised by an alien sabertooth tiger? Rather silly but it could be interesting if done properly.
Technically, most of our secret origins begin with our parents making a stupid mistake
Red Comet, Captain Nelson and Quorak: totally wasted paper IMO. Nothing really much to say but blaaaaaahhhhh.
At least the Red Comet has super powers and a mysterious origin?
I have to admit I always have a soft spot for inter-galactic space federations, so I'd return to Captain Nelson unless the quality dipped further.
As for Quorok, I'm just confused by that one.
Go Spurt, Go Spurt,
What exactly are you asking us to do?
you're the man,if nobody can do it Spurt sure can! Hammond does have the second best art in the entire comic even the figures are stiff as cardboard cut outs that you can change their dress and uniforms on for hours of entertainment. Visually it provides the proper atmosphere of sci-fi/fantasy energy and hey, let's throw in a girl fight that is about as much fun as standing there doing nothing!
I didn't enjoy it myself, but I see where you're coming from on this.
Good thing comics were cheap back in the day! But for a kid that 10cents might have been better spent of penny candy perhaps?
If this were a modern day comic, falling upon the artistic and writing trappings of 2020 instead of 1940, I'd easily fork over $8 for a quarterly issue, but I wouldn't be paying $4 a month.
Thanks for chiming in with your thoughts!