Friday, February 12, 2010
Something that's been bugging me while I make my way through Showcase Presents: Doom Patrol Vol. 1:
How do they know Larry will die if the Negative Man is out of his body for longer than sixty seconds?
Obviously I'm no scientist, let alone one of Dr. Niles Caulder's intellect, but it seems to me the only way one could test how long Larry could survive once Negative Man left his body would be to have him release Negative Man, click the stopwatch and wait to see how long it takes for Larry to expire. But then, you could only try that experiment once, and they obviously haven't, or Larry would be dead.
(Panel from 1963's My Greatest Adventures #80, drawn by Bruno Premiani and written by Arnold Drake and Bob Haney)