Here as promised is Part 2 of Jim Hardy Comics Book Giant Edition which also pairs an obscure comic strip with an oddball superhero. And when I say ‘obscure’ I’m not kidding around; it started life as Joe Jinks and was about a short, middle-aged guy who was obsessed with cars, planes and finally prize fighters. Which is how in 1934 the strip got renamed Joe Jinks and Dynamite Dunn, a strip I have to confess I’d never heard of. Maybe because in 1944 another fighter took the spotlight, a factory second version of Joe Palooka called Curly Kayoe – who I have heard of. I’ll be featuring him in a future Comic Book Compulsive.
BTW, this sequence of Dynamite Dunn was drawn by Mo Leff, a journeyman cartoonist who worked as an assistant on both Li’l Abner and Joe Palooka.
Mirror Man was secretly Dean Alder who upon donning”the Mystic Garment” could enter mirrors and become an invisible, intangible shadow. It was written by Fred Methot and drawn by Reg Greenwood.
— Steve Bennett