Robby Reed??? You never heard of Robby Reed? I’m not surprised. He starred in a somewhat obscure feature called “Dial H for Hero” that ran in the comic House of Mystery. A typical teenager who acquired a device that looked like an old rotary phone dial, Robby could dial H-E-R-O and be turned into some kind of super-being. He became a different, delightfully ridiculous hero every time—like Balloon Boy, King Kandy, or Mr. Echo. Or Baron Buzz-Saw. Or Sphinx-Man. You get the idea. These changes often caused him to use his catch-phrase exclamation “Sockamagee!” and I can’t say I blame him. Maybe I’ll start saying Sockamagee from now on.
Illustrating one playing card a day using characters found between 1957-1967 in DC Comics. Another post tomorrow!