Subj: I totally own that issuePosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 at 02:56:17 pm EDT
Reply Subj: You're 100% Wrong About The Glue Gun: I'm Not Thinking Of The Trapster/Paste Pot Pete
Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 at 02:13:33 pm EDT
...during his time with the Masters of Evil incarnations 1 & 2/3 (since Klaw led the third MOE rather than Ultron), the Radioactive Man did indeed carry and use a glue gun, which emitted a kind of glue-ish white plaster that was fairly strong and gave the Avengers a run for their money.
He may have even utilized it as late as the Klaw-led MOE excusion in Rutland, Vermont, when the MOE attacked the Avengers and was stopped by the Lady Liberators. In fact, he may have used it during Egghead's MOE.
In this cover from Avengers 55, you see him holding the gun; on the cover of 54, you see Giant Man bound in the substance. If anyone has any panels from inside the books further showing the gun and its discharge, please post.
As far as the GG sculptor story, MOST stories at that time were, thankfully, one-shots. There were longer stories only occasionally. So your criticism holds no water on that particular ground.
#55, found it in my uncle's attic when I was a kid. It's what turned me on to the Avengers. My mother spilled coffee on it though in 1976