Sunday, May 29, 2011

Suicide Tower!

It's been a few years since I posted a Dr. Thirteen "Ghost-Breaker" story, so here's a weird one, originally presented in the January 1952 issue of Star Spangled Comics #124, art by Leonard Starr.








6 comments:

brandiweed said...

Wait... they're going to block the hypnotic visual effect of the river but not warn people that the ledge is booby-trapped?!

Karswell said...

>but not warn people that the ledge is booby-trapped?!

In the very last panel Dr. 13 says "I'm going to see that structural changes are made at the base..." this is where the trigger is that causes the ledge to tilt when someone enters the tower below. It's sort of vague, but the way I read this is that the ledge won't tilt unless someone is actually entering the tower.

Turok1952 said...

I like this Dr. Thirteen character. He is both smart and vulnerable to danger, and this makes him believable (at least in the comics world). I would like to see more adventures of Dr. Thirteen and his wife.

What I would really like, no, love, would be a story with Sun Girl!!!

Karswell said...

Thanks Turok! If you or anyone else missed the other Dr. Thirteen tale I posted way back in Sept '08, here's the link:

http://thehorrorsofitall.blogspot.com/2008/09/i-talked-with-dead.html

More horrors comin' right up!

Anonymous said...

One question: Why, besides the fact that this is an *American* comic book, is the warning in English; not Spanish and/or the local Indian tongue; (if it has a written form)?

Anonymous said...

Yessir! More Dr. Thirteen for me, please.