It has finally come time for Hourman and Firebrand to go on their first date, but of course, things are already going sideways from the moment that Rex shows up at Danette Reilly’s place. What was to be a one-on-one now looks like it is going to be a double date with Phantom Lady and Tarantula to a costume ball at Danette’s father’s house. All is going well as everyone swaps their costumes for the other’s until a couple of costumed Nazis named Night and Fog bust in to get at Danette’s father. While Night and Fog are two terrible Z-class villains, the story is very enjoyable especially to see Rex so uncomfortable as he tries to make the best of an unexpected night. There is a bit of a shocker for Danette when she realizes that her father who is supposed to be a big man in the army is actually a Nazi sympathizer and when everything goes down, the man apologizes for doing what he did and though Danette might be forgiving in the matter, maybe, most people are not going to see things as she might. Every now and then it is good to see something a little different in the book and with this story written by Roy Thomas and Paul Kupperberg we definitely get that. Superheroing and all that jazz is great, but even heroes need to let their hair down it usually results in a pretty fun tale. Hopefully this is the last time Night and Fog are ever seen as they are absolutely terrible and thankfully, the book promises the return of Baron Blitzkrieg next issue.
4 out of 5