Tuesday, August 01, 2017

The 1978 2017 DC Calendar of Super-Spectacular Disasters: August Ablaze

"August: Black Lightning" in The 1978 Calendar of Super-Spectacular Disasters; artwork by Rich Buckler and Vince Colletta
(Click picture to I'm-just-talkin'-'bout-Black-Lightning-size)

As the Bellrays sang

Storm cloud coming
Coming straight to you
You can’t run for shelter
There’s nothing you can do
I’m a new sensation
I’m on fire
Overload your systems
Gonna jump your wires
I’m Black Lightning!

Why yes. Yes, he is. And he's having, as Sly and the Family Stone sang

It's Heat Wave, stage of comics and TV screen, and he is, as the Talking Heads sang

In fact, they're having a regular, as the Muppets sang

Okay, enough of that. Oh hey, look, Superman showed up to congratulate Jeff on handling Heat Wave all by himself. Great timing, Superman. Thanks for stopping by after the work is all done.

Later in prison, Heat Wave received some hot news via a telegram

Well, I'm going to allow that one, since that's Jane Wiedlin, Queen of My Heart. But here's how it really looked:

Say, who is that Mystery Mastermind, and how much time does he spend at the Western Union sending mysterious missives to his multitude of malicious minions? Well, let's feed the data we have into the Super Friends super-computer (sorry, I don't have a clip for that), fill in the blank squares as instructed, see what it prints out on its cute little futuristic punchcards. Hey look, free confetti!

Know who it is yet? Well, think about it and use your noggin! And, speaking of noggins and heat, here's another vital clue...I think:

Ah ha! We;'ve solved the mystery! The Mastermind is none other than sinister brain-guy Egghead!

Wait though. He's dead. And from a different universe. Hmmmm, could it be this Egghead?

Or maybe this one?

Huh. I dunno either. So for more clues, see you in September


1 comment:

Dave Sikula said...

I have to wonder who was on more mind-altering substances: Kanigher or Haney.