One Panel #172-174: Your Hour Is at Hand

From Hourman: "Presenting 'Tick-Tock' Tyler, the Hour-Man" by Gardner Fox and Bernard Bailey, Adventure Comics #48 (March 1940)
Introducing one of my favorite Golden Age heroes - Hourman! Move over, Sandman! He gets the cover and the opening story, and no one mentions the beach towel he's wearing around his neck. Note the timer at the bottom of the panel that let us know when Rex Tyler would lose his drug-fueled powers. Countdown to addiction!

From "The Spectre Strikes!" by Jerry Siegel and Bernard Bailey, More Fun Comics #53 (March 1940)

That Bernard Bailey was busy this month! In the second part of the Spectre's origin, he does get his trademark look at the end, but as the ghost of Jim Corrigan, he still kills one of his killers in a most gruesome way!

From The Clock: "The Poison Gas Formula" by George E. Brenner, Feature Comics #31 (April 1940)

I haven't given the very first American masked hero much love, but when I chose this post's theme, I knew I had to give him the panel rather than to Doll Man. Though now obscure, this is still a guy who bails from a biplane to jump on another like it's nothing.

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