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Updated: 2018-02-20T13:23:45.173-05:00

 



Well, SHE'S not manipulative at all !

2018-02-20T13:23:45.173-05:00

Well, SHE'S not manipulative at all !



The answer is obvious: the tracks on the lawn aren...

2018-02-20T09:51:04.825-05:00

The answer is obvious: the tracks on the lawn aren't paint, but clay! The killer is actually Clayface posing as the nephew. The detective is actually Batman in disguise and he's been onto him the whole time. Don't worry, the Flash ran backwards through time to save the wealthy aunt, who was secretly a mind-wiped Jean Loring.



It was the publisher. He learned the detective was...

2018-02-19T05:05:27.513-05:00

It was the publisher. He learned the detective was on to him, and that's why he cancelled the comic!



Third panel from the last shows there is paint all...

2018-02-19T01:01:52.291-05:00

Third panel from the last shows there is paint all over the porch. No way that guy was painting the porch and didn't step in it.

Second to last panel the detective says 'I found what I *wasn't* looking for!'

He found paint in the footsteps of the alleged masked man. The footsteps were created by the nephew, so his story is false.



I'm guessing that those streaked lines that ap...

2018-02-18T16:06:00.870-05:00

I'm guessing that those streaked lines that appeared in the flashback are an indication that it was raining when the aunt was killed. Yet the detective failed to find any footprints in the wet ground. It also points to the fact that the nephew was sheltered from the rain during the murder, especially since the paint stains on his clothes weren't runny. Which suggests he was painting on the veranda, killed the aunt, and staged the accident with the ladder after the rain stopped.

Ow. That took too much thought for a poorly drawn comic. I'll try a less thoughtful explanation: The nephew claimed to have heard a shot, yet the aunt showed signs of being strangled with a ladder. The detective glance at the ground merely to cover the fact that he wet his pants.



Maybe that there's no paint on the dead aunt, ...

2018-02-18T15:34:56.319-05:00

Maybe that there's no paint on the dead aunt, even though the nephew supposedly was covered in wet paint when checking to see if she was alive? I dunno, the art really doesn't make it easy to tell precisely what's going on.

(Does the fact that the nephew doesn't appear to be covered in paint in his flashbacks count? Probably not, unless that was done intentionally to show that he got the paint on himself after the murder to "prove" his story.)

I mean, the "why" is pretty obvious. Dude was just complaining that the aunt was too stingy to pay someone to paint the garage, even though she was rich. Killing a relative to claim an inheritance is one of the oldest motivations in the mystery genre...

(Alternate theory: it was really Jean Loring who did it.) (Nah, that'd just be idiotic...)



Or spilled paint on the veranda but all the pots a...

2018-02-18T12:49:43.809-05:00

Or spilled paint on the veranda but all the pots are still full?



Why are there three opened pots of paint on the ve...

2018-02-18T12:47:23.017-05:00

Why are there three opened pots of paint on the veranda? If he's painting the garage, then he'd have opened the paint tins out there.

More likely he was supposed to be painting the veranda, killed his aunt there and some paint was spilled. He then thought he’d take one tin to the garage and make up a story about painting out there.

I'm also wondering why so many tins are open. Could the window frames, shutters and sills all be painted different colours? If so, more evidence that the nephew is lying about painting the garage.

That's the best I can do. The artworks not great here. I can't tell what's muddy footprints and what's spilled paint.



OMG I have an autographed copy from Caskey thankin...

2018-02-18T05:34:38.825-05:00

OMG I have an autographed copy from Caskey thanking you!!



Be fair, Snell. Maybe they already had a secretary...

2018-02-17T18:44:24.490-05:00

Be fair, Snell. Maybe they already had a secretary...



Hawkman should have said "both of us, or none...

2018-02-17T14:36:48.711-05:00

Hawkman should have said "both of us, or none." Not only are they a married couple, but they're cops. Would you take Starsky without Hutch? Or Riggs without Murtaugh?



Fair point, but A) There are many who could also b...

2018-02-16T19:05:16.056-05:00

Fair point, but A) There are many who could also be performing the labcoat type duties for the X-Men--no reason not to free Hank B) Englehart (& others) made clear that Hank's persona was (in part) a way to deal with the tragedy of his being transformed (literally) into a Beast. That could (and should) still apply...



And this issue of What If was so influential, Iron...

2018-02-16T18:00:45.085-05:00

And this issue of What If was so influential, Iron Man dies every second issue after that! (Not literally, but close enough...)



Hank's strong treatment in these examples is p...

2018-02-16T08:40:46.255-05:00

Hank's strong treatment in these examples is partly due, I'd say, to being written by Steve Englehart, who co-created Hank's iconic furry form in what I think was his first super-hero work. Creators always have a soft spot for their "kids" after all. Also, since the Avengers at that time were up to their armpits in science types, and since one of those science types, Hank Pym, neatly overlapped Hank McCoy's expertise, Englehart probably decided to make McCoy more of an action hero rather than a scientist. It'd be too confusing to have two Hanks sharing a biochemistry lab, wouldn't it?



This was ridiculous even before the minstrelsy.

2018-02-15T07:24:58.694-05:00

This was ridiculous even before the minstrelsy.



I... I think there may be perspective issues with ...

2018-02-14T23:53:29.011-05:00

I... I think there may be perspective issues with that first cover.

At least I hope there are.




2018-02-14T23:52:37.525-05:00

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Using the miracle of the internet, I determined th...

2018-02-14T17:54:23.966-05:00

Using the miracle of the internet, I determined that $20,000 in 1946 dollars equates to a shade over $251,000 in 2017, so it ain't hay.



Well, that's unfortunate...can't really sa...

2018-02-14T12:37:52.997-05:00

Well, that's unfortunate...can't really say more than that. I'm really hoping that it was just a case of the colorist being unaware of Fate Marable's ethnicity.



Is...is his cape starched or something? It is alwa...

2018-02-14T08:09:15.557-05:00

Is...is his cape starched or something? It is always atraight out, but I don't think the wind is blowing THAT hard!



How does someone whose body is composed of pure en...

2018-02-13T20:35:04.556-05:00

How does someone whose body is composed of pure energy even HAVE lungs???



I do love floating heads, almost as much as white ...

2018-02-13T08:48:36.139-05:00

I do love floating heads, almost as much as white borders. The message here seems to be that Roy Thomas split his team up far too often.



George, that is sheer poetry.

2018-02-13T07:45:03.705-05:00

George, that is sheer poetry.



Jeez, Thor really fell apart like wet cardboard wh...

2018-02-13T01:01:20.913-05:00

Jeez, Thor really fell apart like wet cardboard when he lost his hammer in those days, didn't he? I imagine Sif might have something to say along the following lines:

"Art thou thunder god or merest mouse? Didst thou lose thy golden apples alongside Mjolnir? Fie! The youngest Asgardian child doth not whine so shamefully! Mayhap I can find some raiment in mine own wardrobe that wouldst suit thee better than that of Asgard's finest warrior!"



Sorry, Jane who...?

2018-02-12T17:41:25.795-05:00

Sorry, Jane who...?