Friday, March 30, 2012

The Johnny Quick Shave

Now here's a guy we haven't checked in with for quite awhile; Johnny Quick.
If this is your first time around, I guess I should explain to you that Johnny Quick was a kind of mash-up of several other characters. Like Captain Marvel, he had to recite a magic incantation to transform [3X2 (9Y7) 4A]. Like Superman, his secret identity was that of a newspaper reporter. Like The Flash, he could move at super speeds and not be caught on camera. And like any typical Fletcher Hanks or Otto Binder character, his stories will break your mind into insanity if you try to make any sense out of them.
But don't let any of that scare you off. I never even heard of this guy until about a year ago, and he's grown to be one of my favorite characters of all time. Alien invaders? aw, Superman can handle it, mad scientists? aw, Batman can catch that one, a rigged barber shop contest? THIS LOOKS LIKE A JOB FOR JOHNNY QUICK!!!!!.

by Joe Samachson and Charles Sultan
from ADVENTURE COMICS #138, March 1949


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