Charlton vs Mighty MLJ

Two parallel universes from two silver age comic book publishers examined ad naseum!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Yellowjacket Webnesdays: Aid Damsels in Distress!

Our Back-in-the-Bygone-Day bug boys return with rousing adventures this week, aiding a pair of damsels in distress. For Yellowjacket, its aiding a possible new love interest caught in the tangled web of a racketeering/kidnap scheme of the underworld, for the Web its combating Nazi's that attempt to extract a secret formula by kidnapping a courageous gal in love through their own tangled web of deceit and corruption. Enjoy these twin tales of tenacious triumph!









Dontcha just love the web motif that ensnared the Web's adversary in the grip of fear, leading to his defeat? For Yellowjacket, it was some nifty "calling all bees" followed by a one-two punch. And apparently, whereas John Raymond Sr. likes to lounge around on his nice living room chair in his civies, Vince Harley finds it relaxing in his spandex tights. What will become of the aspiring romance between Vince and this issue's damsel? Who knows... it was the golden age when they didn't care about such frivolous stuff. I mean... Johnny has moved on from Rose Wayne... at least in this issue.  Still waiting for an actual memorable foe for Yellowjacket, at least Web had fang faced Count Berlin to...ahem... sink his teeth into!
























What hair color will the Web sport next time? Will Harley actually write a book instead of living the vicarious life of a fictional hero? Will either leave a lasting impact on bugs everywhere? Find out in 7...

4 comments:

nyrdyv said...

The slangy, rhyming promo at the top of the covers is weirdly memorable.

Cheers!

Steven G. Willis
XOWComics.com

Doctor Warlock said...

These are awesome, I've never encountered them before - thanks for the info!

earth-two said...

Steven, I have a thing for alliteration I suppose. :)

Doc, glad you're along for the ride. These two series are not featured but had a unique style all their own. More to come!!!!

Doctor Warlock said...

I "wait with baited breath" as twer . . . .