WHO is responsible for the calendar, as I’m certain Saturday wasn’t due for at least three or four more days….? But it’s here, and so is BUN TOONS, as regular as a bran-filled man in his mid-thirties.
NOW: A special HOVERBOY version of BUN TOONS this week.
All the beloved SPACE COWS of THE LAST ROUND-UP will return next week, with more Bovine SF adventures. But now, we’re continuing with HOVERBOY WEEK with a NEVER BEFORE SEEN ONLINE COMPLETE HOVERBOY STORY. (All in service of the HOVERBOY “WIN SOME ORIGINAL ART BY TY” contest…go HERE and HERE for contest details)
FIRST: Here’s the latest HOVERBOY vs. NAZI ROBOTS strips.
YELLOW PERIL MYSTERY FUNNIES #1
Unlike other superheroes of the second world war, Hoverboy spent the duration fighting only on the American homefront. It might have been because co-creator C.L. “Charlie” Nutt had been classified 4-F-C (a rare designation that meant UNFIT FOR MILITARY SERVICE because of BIOLOGICAL COWARDICE), but the reason most often given in interviews with Nutt was that “…Johnny Stay-At-Home goldbricks deserved a super-hero, too! We can’t all serve our country or our God, and folks like to look up to someone who’s not serving, just like them!”
This premiere issue of YELLOW PERIL MYSTERY FUNNIES featured five stories, all of which focus on a theme of distrusting people of Asian descent, a subject which was acceptable during the war years, when the phrase “Yellow Peril” (coined by beloved Pre-Nazi Kaiser Wilhelm II, reknowned racist and inventor of the concept of “World War”) was actively promoted by the Hearst Papers.
The “Yellow Peril” title was Hoverboy’s best selling comic in 1942, and the series remained quite popular until the 1950s, a fact often covered up by modern comic historians who like to gloss over the overt racism of the times. This issue in particular is extremely rare to find intact, as most copies, when discovered, are instantly burned by people with a conscience.
ONE LAST NOTE: The final line of the story “Night of the Terror” is something we considered editing out, but to serve historical accuracy, we decided to leave it in…with the caveat that it offends us more than it does you, believe me.
AND NOW: YELLOW PERIL MYSTERY FUNNIES 1942
NIGHT OF THE TERRORS!
And one last image of SPACE COWS, as I cannot resist their allure:
See you next week, with the TRIUMPHANT RETURN OF STAVROS AND LANA, and other stuff I find funny.
TY THE GUY OUT!