Yellow Claw #2
Young Men Comics #25 (Sub-Mariner)
marvel boy: ugh
venus: how come neptuna has powers over the sea that she got from her dad, but venus, also a goddess can't do anything except grab neptuna and give her a good shake? granted, power over the sea versus the power of love and beauty - it's not much of a fight. but she should have powers. she should be able to use them to influence neptuna. make her feel love for people instead of just making a lame ass plea.
torch story: how do toro and the torch keep their flames on while underwater?
cap story: ok, buckyII's keeping a low profile in his civilian life by a) beating up any kids who say anything against cap and b) goes by the name of bucky. now, it was bad enough with the original bucky used "bucky" as his superhero name. this kid isn't even the real bucky.
also, how come professor rogers drives away with bucky, a young boy and his student, all the way into the city and nobody calls this in? without knowing their secret identities, doesn't this relationship seem just a little too close to anyone else at the school?
the fake red skull is a total loser. he sees cap and starts screaming like a little girl. the real red skull should come and kick his ass.
namor story: anyone notice that in the scenes where they're stranded on the island, betty dean's shirt is unbuttoned all the way to her navel? i can't tell if she's wearing another shirt underneath it but there's sure alot of skin showing.
not only does he call her "betty, honey", she calls him an "old sea dog" and namor doesn't seem to mind that at all. years from now, we'll find out that was a fake namor.
capt america comics: he swallows the medal when he first turns spy and it's still in his stomach? i don't think so.
black knight: what about this lovely black knight story? black knight plays the ponce-y nobleman so nobody suspects who he really is. i saw this trick in the scarlet pimpernel. it worked out pretty well until magneto figured it out.
yellow claw: jimmy woo must be awesome if they figured he could take all those mini soldiers on his own. especially considering they had no idea how many he would have to face.
you can tell which chinese characters are bad guys and which are good guys. the bad guys are sporting the gigantic teefs.
Posted by: min | April 20, 2007 2:52 PM
Bill Everett wrote the stories he drew. Stan Lee very likely wrote the Captain America stories, and he probably wrote the Human Torch story this time as well.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | July 30, 2011 9:51 PM
The 1944 Captain America serial was edited down and rereleased in 1953 as "The Return of Captain America". That may have prompted the fifties Timely superhero revival to begin with.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | February 10, 2013 7:14 PM
"To my knowledge there's never been any other indication that there was life on Uranus in the MU"
I'd be hard-pressed to name the exact issue(s) it was originally brought up in (though I know it was long before Agents of Atlas existed), but if I'm remembering correctly, the eventual retcon was that the Uranians were Eternals who had left Earth after a civil war, and discovered an ancient, abandoned Kree base on Uranus, which basically became their new home.
They're tangentially related to the Eternals on Saturn, but not directly connected (the Saturn Eternals were a later exodus from Earth).
I only remember this because of the Marvel Boy entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe from the mid-80's, detailing what the continuity status quo was at the time (ie, before Agents of Atlas tweaked a few things).
...then again, considering I'm reading these entries in order from the beginning and you're currently somewhere in the late 80's, you've probably already done the issues where those plot points were revealed anyway!
Posted by: ParanoidObsessive | July 15, 2014 5:26 PM
Belatedly responding to ParanoidObsessive, i just finished a review of Quasar #2, and that seems to be the first time this is all laid out in a comic (as opposed to a Handbook).
Posted by: fnord12 | September 6, 2014 4:28 PM
The Uranian Eternals' origins were previously revealed in a backup in What If 26.
Posted by: Michael | September 6, 2014 5:53 PM
Gruenwald did a series of "Tales of the Marvel Universe" backups in issues of What If that laid out a lot of the pre-history of the Eternals, including the origins of Kronos and going into this stuff, as Michael mentions. It was published years previous to Quasar.
Posted by: BU | September 6, 2014 11:22 PM
Yeah...that Cap and Bucky...and a year before "Seduction of the Innocent" too...but hey, the Torch blows people up and Venus isn't too bad either.
Posted by: Ataru320 | April 15, 2015 4:23 PM
It looks like there should be a character appearance tag for Betty, honey.
Posted by: Mortificator | October 9, 2015 5:02 AM
Thanks, you old sea dog.
Posted by: fnord12 | October 9, 2015 7:27 AM
So Toro was kidnapped by the communists, brainwashed, and turned into an assassin. Just like the Winter Soldier! I'd rather they'd used Toro for that story, referencing this one, and left Bucky Barnes in his watery grave.
Posted by: Tony Lewis | May 5, 2017 10:16 AM
It must be really awful, having a young man completely enveloped in flames sitting on your lower back while you have to rest on your hands and knees. Toro's a real sadist, isn't he.
Posted by: NapoleonDeCheese | May 28, 2017 4:13 PM
You know, for a guy who's so evil that he sports gigantic teefs (thanks for the heads up, min!), Yellow Claw is surprisingly merciful to his niece. I mean, he's REALLY evil: pointy ears, weird but non-mutant skin color, and RUBS HIS HANDS WHILE OVERLOOKING HIS MINIONS ON A FREAKIN' SPLASH PANEL. But I guess blood is thicker than water.
This fake "Captain America" is such a red-baiter he makes up cockamamie stories to target liberal professors. 'Yeah, I suspected him from the moment he campaigned for Adlai Stevenson!' [awkward pause] 'Uh, and, and...and from the moment I found this medal, see, with that ol' hammmer 'n' sickle, see, but I can't really show ya, 'coz, well, 'COZ IT'S IN HIS BELLY! And that medal, well, that medal, y'see, it was given to him by the Reds, right?, for alla his, y'know, his services an' all... And, and the reason I found alla this stuff out was because I was, like, using one o' them X-ray type gadgets for some reason and I could totally see the thing...and you know it was a really, reeeeally good x-ray, right, American-made an' all...like, you could see all sortsa tiny details, man...yeah, so.....HOOK 'IM, BOOK 'IM, AN' COOK 'IM, you guyz! Let's see what HUAC thinks of him! Guy's gotta name names! Fuck it, better dead than Red!'
And this phony baloney Captain America didn't even fake the brainwashing all that well, his speech was more Pink than Red. It's Basic McCarthyism, speak out for civil rights and suddenly you're a godless Commie.
Posted by: The Transparent Fox | May 1, 2018 2:25 PM