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Story No. 2 from the debut of Clue Comics (Hillman, Jan. 1943).

The super-duo Nightmare and Speedy are the creation of an unknown writer, with Alan Mandel on pencils and Dan Barry on inks. Public domain scans from

Next up: The Origin of Stupid Manny.

Date: 2016-01-16 07:27 pm (UTC)
kamino_neko: Tedd from El Goonish Shive. Drawn by Dan Shive, coloured by Kamino Neko. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
Random thoughts:

1) It's weird that someone named 'The Checker' is scarier looking than someone named 'The Nightmare'.
2) As sidekick names go, 'Sleepy' has to be among the worst.
3) The panel where he's punching the seal off the pipe...the artist seems to have temporarily forgotten that Nightmare is a dude in a suit, not an actual skeleton.

Date: 2016-01-17 08:10 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] halloweenjack
As sidekick names go, 'Sleepy' has to be among the worst.

Yeah, but his skull-and-crossbones logo, with the femurs going through the sockets, is kind of cool. Sithrak [Oglaf, but SFW] would approve!

Date: 2016-01-17 08:14 pm (UTC)
kamino_neko: Tedd from El Goonish Shive. Drawn by Dan Shive, coloured by Kamino Neko. (Default)
From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
Yeah, it's a badass logo, which makes the name choice even more bizarrely terrible.

Date: 2016-01-16 07:53 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lucean
You got to give credit to White, not a lot of people would consider wrestling in their dress suit. Especially since that suit seems to be the only normal clothing they own. I also kind of love that they never actuallly explain why the kid is traveling with him as the comment about him being a manager just seems to be made up.

You have to wonder about the maintenance of that town since nobody noticed that every building is built on an elevator.

Date: 2016-01-16 08:38 pm (UTC)
cygnia: (Vodka!)
From: [personal profile] cygnia
Proto-La Parka!

Date: 2016-01-16 08:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] featheredserpent
Apparently Perfect City is so perfect, it has no police force.

Date: 2016-01-17 12:44 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
The secretary made sure that the Police Annual picnic was held over two hours drive away from the city limits?

Date: 2016-01-16 10:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] trooper924
I read about these two in "The League of Regrettable Superheroes". Apparently, the final appearance of Nightmare reinterpreted him as "a crime fighting genie summoned by the smoking of a homemade cigar, hand wrapped by slaphappy would-be private detective 'Nosey McGuiness". Now that's a heck of way to go out.

Date: 2016-01-17 01:16 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Okay, I'll bite. Nightmare takes his name because of what one of the bad guys says, but where does Sleepy get his name from?

Date: 2016-01-17 06:25 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] laughing_tree
"Oh-oh! This is where we leave!"

It totally reads like the creative team just ran out of space and called it a day.

"Next up: The Origin of Stupid Manny."

I don't even know who or what that is, but those are perfect words to end your post on. Thanks for this series of posts!
Edited Date: 2016-01-17 06:28 am (UTC)

Date: 2016-01-17 08:58 am (UTC)
captainbellman: It Was A Boojum... (Default)
From: [personal profile] captainbellman
I was afraid at first that Checker was a horrible escalation of a racial caricature.

Date: 2016-01-17 03:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] bradygirl_12
Nightmare and Sleepy have to get outta town during the mayor's thanks, just like the Lone Ranger and Tonto! ;)

Ha, like the reference to Orson Welles' War Of The Worlds broadcast.

That's quite a gimmick, wrestling in a suit!

Date: 2016-01-17 08:26 pm (UTC)
cygnia: (Smug Rarity is Smug)
From: [personal profile] cygnia
Worked for IRS!


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