Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Cool Golden Age Page of the Day: Fly-Man

Irreversibly shrunken to doll-size as an experiment in crime-fighting, disfigured by being burned in acid by a bad guy, Fly-Man dons a mask and stabs evil in the back!
Spitfire Comics (August 1941).


  1. itty bitty man with knives. that's about the dumbest thing i've seen.

  2. Come on, where's the leatherbound, gold-embossed archive edition of tales like THIS!?

  3. I like the mask, it makes him cooler than Doll-Man

    but just a little...

  4. Oh, right, I get it -- if his face weren't scarred, there wouldn't be much point in wearing a mask.

    Not as though anyone would have trouble picking him out of a lineup.

  5. Is it wrong that I really dig the layout of the fourth panel, where Fly-Man is hucking a knife at the reader? That's a nifty bit of comicry.

    The flow is off, but the shapes are nifty, as is the foreshortened Bigg Nife coming straight at ya. Keen.

  6. That was HARSH. It's one thing to throw a guy to his doom, but to decide halfway down that you're not done killing him yet, well that's just cold-blooded. And then to pierce him with a knife the relative size of a sawmill blade? Cripes, what'd the guy do, weave a daisy-chain of entrails around the perimeter of London?


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