Let's start our week taking a look at Golden Age Green Lantern #13, which has the awesome origin of Dinah Mite, Sound Effects Person:
Why should you care? Well, she is apparently a huge deal in Alan Scott's life and we just overlooked it for the previous 12 issues:
I share Dinah's surprise. It's not like we've ever seen them dating or anything. As far as I know, Alan just launched right into marriage. I applaud Alan for his gusto-going, but I just don't know that marriage should be your opening volley when it comes to courting.
But it doesn't end there. Doiby Dickles has is warm for her form as well:
What is going on here? Is it her accent? Is it the jaunty way she wraps a rag around her head?
I know, you're waiting for something that will explain away all this. It doesn't happen:
See that "The End" down there? The story is apparently over, and the next story makes no reference to any of this. I can only assume this continues in the next issue, but it really disrupts the flow when GL is betrothed in one story and he clearly isn't in the next.
I was going to get all righteous and wonder why Dinah thinks GL would want to marry her, but heck... everyone else in the story with a "Y" chromosome seemed to be booking chapels and deejays.
But note that she pledged herself to the one guy who didn't ask. Let's see Yael 'splain the logic in that one!
And now, the premiere of our latest CMNS meme, That's a Fair Question (tm!).
That's a Fair Question. (tm!)
Here's a fun bit of history:
I guess a bunch of kids were dropping out of school and just continuing their role in the war effort. That's really interesting, because I can't think of anything the government programs for kids these days that would be called a "war job." The things we learn when we read old comics!
And there was also a battery shortage:
That doesn't surprise me too much, but it still interests me when manufacturers take out ads to explain why you can't easily buy their stuff.
Cool stuff! See you tomorrow!