Thursday, March 31, 2011
The Thin Man!
The Thin Man was the title of a Dashiell Hammett novel, and later the inspiration for a series of movies starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, and Astra. It also served as the nominal inspiration for a one-shot superhero from Timely Comics.
The Thin Man debuted in Mystic Comics #4.
He never appears again during the Golden Age, but was revived by Roy Thomas to become part of the Liberty Legion in the Bronze Age. Since that limited bundle of appearances, he's shown up in the modern Marvel continuity as something of a super-spy working with the V Battalion and a modern version of The Invaders.
But here is that single Golden Age appearance. It's an elegant story with lovely artwork by creator Klaus Nordling.