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Judicial Resistance

Note: for the next couple of weeks we'll be looking at a classic Crimebuster story written by Charles Biro and drawn by Norman Maurer. If you want to see the all-new Crimebuster story The Case of the Lacrosse Rape Hoax, then please click the highlighted text, and thank you! Issue #2 will start up online in February 2017!

2016 had the most entertaining Presidential campaign I'd ever seen, and the first couple weeks of this administration have been just as entertaining. I'd be tempted to say that the naked obstructionism and the hitler-calling and the hitler-punching and the vagina hats are marginalizing the democrats and causing the middle-of-the-road voters to reconsider voting for this party.

I'd be tempted to say that, but the media is primarily hard left progressive Obama and Hillary Clinton worshippers. The media presents this obscene, un-American behavior as normal, and cheerleads for it. Every stupid thing, every little bit of solidarity and resistance, the media's gonna re-post it in an effort to raise buzz and chatter. I mean, this week someone wrote a word in the sand on a beach, and CNN wrote a frigging story about it like it was news!

So, we are going to see what kind of influence the media actually has. Most media companies told us all throughout 2015 that Donald Trump was a joke and a fake candidate, and all through 2016 the media companies told us that Donald Trump was a scary mean man who racists the race race racism, but that didn't win Hillary Clinton the election. Anyway, entertaining.

This week, we've got some more action. Norman Maurer draws a night scene, and as per usual in 1946, the colorists have about eight colors to work with so everything's just as bright as it is during the day. Panel two and panel eight contain those distinctive silhouettes.

I'll also say that the circular panel might have just been a contemporary 1946 thing that broke up the monotony of rectangular panels. Here, the circle panel doesn't indicate a scene change as it did earlier in the story. It seems like there's one on every page.

Comic transcript

It's night, and Crimebuster is disguised as a policeman, walking the beat near where officer Tommy made his last call box entry. There's a full yellow moon, and Crimebuster is swinging his billy outside the empty candy store.

Crimebuster looks up at the Glub Oil Gas station. There's a gas truck outside it with the words "United Oil" on it, and Crimebuster says "Hm... That's funny! Why would that truck be parked there with the pump engine of the tank running?"

Crimebuster walks closer and gets an eyeful of the hose leading out of the manhole and into the truck. There's the smell of 10 cents a gallon gas. "So that's it! I'll bet this is where Neilson's trouble began!"

Two men are in the cab. Officer Crimebuster sidles up. "Let's see your license, driver! Just a routine check-up!" Apparently back then cops could request ID from anyone at any time for any reason. THe man inside says "Okay, officer!

Crimebuster yanks the door open and executes a bent-wrist come along grip on the driver. The driver comes along out of the car, yelling "Hey!" Crimebuster adds a push at the end, abnd the driver is flat on his back, his hat flat on the road.

BANG BANG"You asked for it, Flatfoot!" yells the passenger, the thug from the page previous who beat officer Tommy to death with a pipe wrench. Two bullets from his revolver go into Crimebuster's center mass.

The driver yells down the man hole, agitated. "C'mon up outta there, quick! We gotta take it on the lam before more cops come!" The driver's silhouette is long and looks as if its owner is standing, and twisted at his midsection.

The thug passenger is confused, and yells basically the same information again. "Hurry up! Let's get outta this place! Those shots will have every cop in the neighborhood out here!"

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