A Year of Cool Comics - Day 276

Here is the latest in our year-long look at one cool comic (whether it be a self-contained work, an ongoing comic or a run on a long-running title that featured multiple creative teams on it over the years) a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here's the archive of the comics posted so far!

Today we look at a memorable Elongated Man story in Detective Comics #449 by Mary Skrenes and Dick Giordano...


This story, titled "The Mystery Man Who Walked On Air," is actually a bit lackluster as a mystery, if only because there's a clue so big on page four that it gives the entire thing away, which is a shame as Skrenes does a great job in the early pages of setting the mystery up. Oh well, at least it is a logical solution, unlike some other mysteries involving Ralph and Sue (yes, we're nearing a decade since it came out, but it is still annoying).

However, the Giordano artwork is great and the real mystery (the "WHY") is addressed at the end of the story (which I'm not posting here) and it is a doozy, and you have to give Skrenes credit for coming up with something so clever.

I presume Bill Reed has read this one, as it is an important part of Elongated Man history (which sort of sounds like an oxymoronic statement, doesn't it?).

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