I SHALL DESTROY ALL THE CIVILIZED PLANETS
Express: A Publication of The Washington Post
GOLDEN ERA COMIC BOOK stories (1930-1955) tend to be pretty cut and dried. A villain commits a crime and then Superman or some other avatar of justice gently doles out the comeuppance by swooping in and carrying them off to prison. The end.
But the stories of Fletcher Hanks were a little more vindictive. His heroes might turn that villain into a rat with a human face, or feed him to a golden octopus, or force him to hang suspended in the air forever next to the skeletons of his victims.