Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Dr. Hormone-Ralph Carlson-1940

By popular demand, here's more of the recent DR. HORMONE story that we ran. This one has the Klan, dinosaurs, the pyramids, a parachuting granddaughter and a mysterious voice. What it apparently does NOT have...is a conclusion. As near as I can tell, this was the final "episode" of this wacky series!


BillyWitchDoctor said...

Mother of God. Between Fletcher Hanks, Super-American, and now this, there seems to be a vast untapped, uncelebrated goldmine of Golden Age WTFery.

I guess The Thinker meant to wake Doc Hormone and Jane up to discuss Time's Beloved America but either (1) bumped his head, giving himself severe brain damage, and thought he'd already accomplished the task, or (2) was afraid Jane would start up her incessant jabbering again and decided against it.

Either way, Gramps Hormone and Big J are still asleep in the Lincoln Memorial to this day, nothing more than a pair of horrifying lumps of bed sores.

Daniel [oeconomist.com] said...

I guess that Rippee will be writhing in disappointment that we won't be seeing the next installment.

Daniel [oeconomist.com] said...

We may rule-out your first suggestion. Had the Thinker thought the task already accomplished, that thinking would have made it so!

I suggest a modification of your second suggestion — specifically, that this all may have been a ruse to lure Doctor Hormone and Jane to their well-deserved Doom.

Joseph Hinman (Metacrock) said...

"This one has the Klan, dinosaurs, the pyramids, a parachuting granddaughter and a mysterious voice" You forgot the cave men, It's got cave men as well. No costume, always missing something for me. At least he fought the KKK.

Charles Rector said...

Why can't comics creators today have their heroes fighting the Klan?

Also, why hasn't anyone made use of this character's public domain status to come up with further adventures of the good doctor and Jane?