The blanket that makes people disappear was in stories long before this, written and drawn by the creator of the strip, Harold Gray.
Really, really early in the use of steam! The “locomotive” nothing more than a flatcar with the boiler fastened to the floor of the car, with no cab of any sort for the crew. I’ve seen pictures of this type of engine, but I think this is the first time I’ve ever read any story where an engine like this was featured.
I’m thinking, although Joe didn’t show it, that any gun hit by a fired bullet would probably be damaged beyond use anyway.
Well, assuming the sewers are all connected in some way, and further assuming Yeti has diagrams, or a least knowledge of the system, (he must have; he used the part under the museum) – why didn’t he go in from his secret entrance and stay underground the whole time? He could have avoided the van being spotted.
Poison on the dart that was shot at Tracy as he came out of the perfume store where three people had been previously poisoned. Clue at the scene (a fresh daisy boutonniere) leading them to Daisy, (via police files on habits of known criminals) out on parole and working at a perfume factory. A perfume delivery van near the scene of one of the probable targets of Daisy (based on police files of known M. O.s) This isn’t about provable evidence for trial, it is about established police detective technique used to get them on the correct path toward finding a criminal and preventing other poisonings. If the criminal panics at the sight of police, and acts accordingly, then they have probable cause to arrest the guy and question him.
I never saw the video you mentioned. My point was that they do it (shoot a gun out of a perp’s hand) all the time in fiction, but almost never in real life. And there is a real good chance that if someone tried it, they would cripple the hand of their target. I know there are trained snipers who have deadly accuracy, and, as you pointed out, the target was seated, not moving around. in the video
Chester Gould once drew a similar bullet bouncing off a gun, during the Pouch/Johnny Scorn story. (Lizz fired the bullet to stop Pouch from getting the drop on Groovy.) But Gould’s drawing showed distinct damage to the gun. While nearly impossible in real life, the “shoot-the-gun-out-of-the-hand” trope has been a part of fiction for ages. (Lone Ranger, Zorro, many others.)
Thanks. I always liked Sam. I didn’t read the original strips in order, having found Tracy in the Harvey comic book re-prints first. Plus, I was not born yet when Sam was first introduced. When I read his origin story in a re-print collection, i liked him even more. He and Tracy made a great partnership, right from the start.
Cobra has a cape!
You mean he was giving “aid and comfront” to the enemy?
(Sorry. Couldn’t help myself! I know that was just a typo.)