Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Random Panels of Comic Book Weirdness # 66

Long before the X-MEN titles saturated the comic book market in the nineties, Marvel pulled the exact same thing for more than a decade beginning in the late 1940's with a series of roughly interchangeable titles featuring...PATSY WALKER!!?? Here's a panel from a 1953 issue showing a young man in bed with a copy of one of Martin Goodman's "Men's" magazines generically entitled MALE. I find myself wondering if he was just reading the "articles" and also what "stuff" the lady on the phone (and yes, it is a lady shown in the previous panel) is talking about?? Little blue pills, perhaps? Looks like that magazine is doing the job. He's "feeling much better!" Paging Dr. Wertham!

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