Saturday, October 24, 2015

Let's Kill Hitler: Better leave the smashing to Hulk

It's so rare that a comic book cover caption so clearly spells out the exact theme of my post! Admittedly, Spy Smasher is about to shoot Hitler rather than smash Hitler, but we'll let it slide, even though a comic book entitled Hitler Shooter would've sold a bajillion copies in 1943.

Cover of Spy Smasher #10 (January 1943), pencils and inks by Alex Blum (?)

Man, is this guy excited about getting Hitler or what? He's like a kid on Hitler-Getting Eve!

Panels from "Why I Did Not Kill Hitler*" in Spy Smasher #10 (January 1943), pencils and inks by Alex Blum (?).
Apologies for the washed-out scans — they're from online photos of microfiche!

Aw, man, Hitler's just looking out the window to see if his bird feeder needs filling, dude!

It's nice to see a superhero take some pleasure in his work. Not to, say, the point of crazed helplessness that Spy Smasher is, but hey.

So, job satisfaction, World War II over, cigars and brandy all around, huh?

No! It was a just a double that he shot! Hitler's...window-looking double.

How does that make you feel about getting Hitler now, Spy Smasher?

Moral of the story? Stick to smashing.

* I guess the title of the story kinda gave it away anyway.

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