Saturday mornings are for cartoons and comics, or at least they were around our house as kids. In that tradition, each Saturday morning we highlight two or more comics that we're reading to kick off the weekend. Every comic we highlight in this space is available right here on VillainPaper, any time on any device! So check out today's offerings and then hit the "Join" button below and sign up for our FREE 30-day trial or click here for some free reads!
BULLETMAN #5 (May 1942)
We were captivated by this copy of Bulletman #5 from the moment we laid eyes on Mac Raboy's cover! In "Dressed to Kill," Bulletman and Bulletgirl battle new crime lord The Dude, a dasterdly fella who represents in no small part a combination of several Batman foes! And the Batman parallels don't stop there; "The Fat Fiend" features a Penguin-esque villain, while you can probably guess the Batman lookalike at the heart of "The Riddle of Dr. Riddle." Bulletman's Dr. Riddle was more template than copycat, though, as Batman's The Riddler wouldn't make his appearance until Detective Comics #140 ... published six years after Bulletman #5!
CAPTAIN BATTLE COMICS #1 (June 1942)
The introductory pane from Captain Battle #1 pretty well sums up this 1940's hero, a "fearless world-war ace who rushes to ther escue of helpless, conquored and occupied nations, to free them from the terrible yoke of enforced slavery by the conqueror!" If you're up for some Nazi bashing, follow Captain Battle to 1941 Paris France, war-torn China, and even Chicago's north side to battle a powerful new crime syndicate. There's plenty more, including the first appearance of "Blackout, Friend of the Opporessed," created by Don Rico!
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