Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness.

Ludwig Wittgenstein


Waldo Box

In our previous episodes we left Juan Jain, born in North Norwich, NY, as the lead character in the comic book series “Captains of Nihilism.”

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1945 Flame of Barbary CoastFlame of Barbary Coast     Typesetter error! Typesetter error! The original title was intended to be “Flaming Barbara Coats.”


Synopsis: Barbara, originally Bob, is the main character in this cubism-art styled comic book series. Bob Barbara finds itself being held prisoner on a Moroccan pirate ship. Ibn Khatalla-von Trapp is the wicked captain who terrorizes Bob Barbara from cover to cover.

Rated: Homophobic

1945 They Were ExpendableExpendable     STOP WORLD WAR II – We need a coupl’a typesetters here! This comic book title, when it left the artist’s board, was “They Were Expandable.”

Synopsis: This comic book series consists entirely of expandable things; balloons, muscles, egos, corsets, and a few things that can become engorged with blood – – – such as the nose/trunk of an Elephant Seal. This is the first comic book to contain dysfunctional device advertising on the back pages.

Rated: ED

1946 Without ReservationsReservations     Finally! A great typesetter was found for this comic book series.


Synopsis: John and Melinda are married in the local VFW hall. John forgets to make reservations at the local hotel for the honeymoon night. He stops in every town and village as he drives from Scranton to Niagara Falls; but alas there are no rooms available. Finally he locates a room at The Rip Van Winkle Cabins in Cheektowaga, NY. But alas and alack; there is no lock on the door.

Rated: EEEEeeeek!



Don’t forget to come back tomorrow so we can continue with the serious work of defining our superhero’s work and ‘Captains of whatever the hell I said above.’