Flash 64 – Winky, Blinky and Noddy as firemen, and Hawkman vs the Monocle

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The Flash battles some arsonists, who use their fires as a cover for thefts, in Flash Comics 64 (April 1945), but Winky, Blinky and Noddy once again get in the way.

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It’s another Fox and Naydel story, so although the plot is solid, the art just annoys me.  I have a strong preference for Hibbard’s art over Naydel’s.

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Fox and Kubert introduce a new villain for Hawkman in this issue, the Monocle.

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Jonathan Cheval is the last in a long line of “oculists,” and their mastery of glass and optics has been passed down generationally. Mention is made of x-rays and cosmic rays, but the invention that Cheval is excited about is a monocle that concentrates solar energy into a destructive laser beam (though those exact words are not used).

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There had been a villain who called himself the Monocle, and who resembled Cheval, that faced off against the Flash in All-Flash, although his monocle had no special powers. Still, I like to think that this was the same man, and that he had not yet perfected his solar concentrator.

The Monocle does not return until the early 80s.

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