Friday, February 14, 2014

Nightmare and Sleepy-Maurice Del Bourgo-1943

We had a request for another tale of Nightmare and Sleepy from the days when Nightmare really looked like he was living up to his name (as opposed to the rather dull superhero costume he ended up with later). So here 'tis.

1 comment:

BillyWitchDoctor said...

Apparently Nightmare had the same sort of magical skull mask the Red Skull had; when you put it on, your head actually becomes a fleshless skull and people can look down your jaw and into your torso.

I'll assume another property of the mask is to make your real skull more durable, so that getting your head staved in more than Batman on a bad week doesn't render you unable to count to four. Of course, that old prospector goes from "shot dead" to "jes' wounded" to "feisty ol' devil" in a matter of about an hour--AND shakes off repeated blows to the noggin as well--so perhaps people were just hardier back then.