Monday, 26 August 2019

MIGHTY MARVEL BULLPEN BONEHEADED BOO-BOOS...


Copyright MARVEL COMICS

Forgive my laziness, fellow Criv-ites - I do have a colour printing of this tale, but I can't be bothered digging it out, so this b&w reprint from CREEPY WORLDS #68 will have to do for the purpose of this post.  This story involves there not being enough air on a luxury space yacht to sustain six men after a meteor collision, but there is enough to keep five of them alive.  You can probably work out how the Captain solved the problem from the dialogue in the panel below, but look at the visual boo-boo which threatens to offset his solution.

The silly plonker lights up a pipe - thereby consuming the very air that he's trying to conserve.  Now he'll probably have to find a way to dispose of someone else to make up for his mistake.  (Or he would've if the story hadn't ended in the very next panel, preferring to overlook the Captain's cock-up.)  The last thing you do when you're trying to save oxygen is smoke - what a pillock, eh? 

4 comments:

Colin Jones said...

An intergalactic space trip in the spring of 1998? That was optimistic!

Kid said...

Well, space travel to other planets would've seemed optimistic (to put it mildly) in the late '50s, CJ, but 10 years later, Man had landed on the Moon. We're only limited by our imaginations.

Colin Jones said...

We are limited by our lack of technology more like!

Kid said...

And our technology is limited by our lack of imagination, CJ.