Monday, February 06, 2006
I have vague memories of Captain Sproket. He is the one reason I picked up this issue. He was a goofy type of hero who couldn't do anything right but he always got his man. This type of hero was popular in the 60's as the "Pink Panther" movies and "Get Smart" were based on that type of character then. Archie's Mad House also had stories based on a rock group called the Mad House Glads. The book itself as Scott Shaw! over at Comic Book Resources points out was at it's best as a comic book version of Mad Magazine. One or two panel jokes. Like a bad guy saying "There's a nasty rumor going around that we Mad house villains fight dirty. It's not true we always take a shower befoer we fight." That would crack up a 5 or 6 year old. Too bad that isn't around anymore. You need stuff like this to help a child develop a sense of humor.