Tuesday, August 25, 2009

DC Heroes and Guns

Traditionally comic book heroes--DC comic book heroes in particular perhaps--have avoided the use of guns...or so says the myth. Here are a couple of panels from 1940's comics, however, showing Aquaman and Hawkman using guns on the bad guys. Not ray guns or zap guns or alien-intensified ether weapons just old-fashioned bang-bang, you're dead type guns. Just looks odd. (Not only that but I think Hawkman needs glasses under that helmet if that's his idea of firing "straight at him.")

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:26 PM

    guns weren't THAT uncommon in comics of the 40's...