Comic Book Cats, number 81: Journey Into Mystery #62
“There Is a Brain Behind the Fangs” is such an odd little tale. I’m just going to use the Grand Comics Database’s description: “A man is convinced that dogs are secretly planning to take over the world. His friend hypnotizes a dog and proves that it cannot understand complex questions. Neither suspects that the dog has been hypnotized by the cat.”
Yes, that’s correct, dogs are planning to take over the world, but the actual masterminds behind the scheme are cats! That sounds about right.
Say, the cat in this story sort of resembles my own cat Nettie. You don’t think…? Naah, it couldn’t be!
Seriously, this story features some nice art by the often-underrated Don Heck. As has often been observed, Heck’s strengths lay outside of superheroes, and as that genre came to dominate comic books he was unfortunately asked to work within it more and more often. Heck’s work in mystery, horror, war, romance and Westerns was always very effective. As seen on this page, he was certainly adept at illustrating animals such as dogs and cats.
Comic Book Cats, number 81: Journey Into Mystery #62, drawn by Don Heck and colored by Stan Goldberg, published by Atlas / Marvel Comics in November 1960. “There Is a Brain Behind the Fangs” is such an odd little tale. I’m just going to use the Grand Comics Database’s description:...Ben Hermanben.firstname.lastname@example.orgAuthorBen Herman is a lover of Cats and Coffee. You can read more of Ben's thoughts at his blog "In My Not So Humble Opinion"First Comics News