Marvel Illustrated - Homer's The Iliad #6 (Marvel Comics) by Roy Thomas

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And he obviously had no more interest in science than he had in social reality or character, a fact that sheds some light on his inability to get himself taken seriously by the fans of Amazing Stories. He raced impatiently past every detail that would have made his story more convincing to get to the one long sequence that seemed to excite his passion: the angry struggle for control between the Superman and his maker. One passage leaps out to the reader who knows about Jerry Siegel’s later life: [Smalley] secured pencil and paper and began to write a long, heated letter.

I 20 Gerard Jones wish he’d keep on his own feet. ” “Trash! ” he cries. ” Late 1932 was a politically electrical moment, and most bright eighteenyear-olds, especially in a left-leaning Jewish milieu, could have waxed fairly eloquent about unemployment and class agendas; but Jerry went not an inch beyond the most common Hollywood tropes. The people of his world thought in bad Warner Brothers dialogue. And he obviously had no more interest in science than he had in social reality or character, a fact that sheds some light on his inability to get himself taken seriously by the fans of Amazing Stories.

19 “Olga Mesmer, the Girl with the X-Ray Eyes,” ran in Spicy Mystery Stories from August 1937 to October 1938. The feature was supplied by Adolphe Barreaux’s Majestic Studios, a comics shop that supplied material for Harry Donenfeld, the publisher whose company ultimately became DC Comics. Olga is the daughter of Dr. Hugo Mesmer and the mysterious Margot, whom Mesmer has injected with a soluble X-ray while pregnant. These experiments give their baby superstrength and the added bonus of X-ray vision.

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