Wednesday, February 19, 2014

365 Days of KirbyTech, Day 50: The Toad Men's Magnetic Mind-Detector

Please excuse this little stuffed blogger if posts in this series are momentarily out of order or post-dated! I'm currently catching up to fill in all the days I've missed while I've been away! Rest assured,'ll get all 365 of 'em!

The Toad Men are attacking! Well, technically, they're the Tribbites from Toadworld (aka Tribbit), but hey, let's call 'em the Toad Men, because hey! Orange Toads!

Panels from The Incredible Hulk (1962 series) #2 (July 1962), script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Steve Ditko, colors by Stan Goldberg, letters by Artie Simek

Ah yes, the magnetic weaponry of the Toad Men. And there's no greater magnetic tool for our Kosmic Kermits than the Magnetic Mind-Detector!



Ah, yes, the Toad Men do have many other magnetic weapons. They must be avid fans of Dick Tracy's Diet Smith, who oft declared "The nation that controls magnetism will control the universe." Standing elsewhere in the Marvel Universe, Magneto sagely nods his head and agrees. Anyway, behold...the Magnetic Flare!

By far the Toad Men's most attractive (tee hee) weapons are their mighty Magnetic Beams, which can attach Bruce Banner and Rick Jones to the wall of a cave. Or is that delicious cotton candy? I know which one I'd rather be stick in!

Yes, using the Magnetic Beam, the Toad Men will steal our seas and glue us to the sidewalk! Because water and shoes are made of metal!

To be, fair, you can forgive the Toad Men for thinkin' this would work. Their own planet, the aptly named Toadworld, appears to be made of metal. Which, y'know, might not be the best substance when everything including the gumball machines work on the power of super-magnetism, but hey, a toad's gotta do what a toad's gotta do.

Panels from The Incredible Hulk (1968 series) #191 (September 1975), script by Len Wein, pencils by Herb Trimpe, inks by Joe Staton, colors by Glynis Wein, letters by John Costanza

Yes, magnetism! The source of coastal flooding. Ah, at last that pesky myth of global warming is disproven!

Take that comic book panel and run with it, Republican party!

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