17 January 2011

Holy Moley! I Thought That Robber Looked Familiar!

Universal Hub informed me that today is the sixtieth anniversary of Boston’s Brinks Robbery. Back in 1950, that crime was the largest heist in US history. The gang got away with almost three million dollars.

But what, you might wonder, does that historic event have to do with the usual topics of Oz and Ends? (Not that that’s ever stopped me before.)

The FBI webpage on the Brinks Robbery states that all the robbers wore rubber Halloween masks, including the faces of Captain Marvel and Captain Marvel, Jr.

Now that was just wrong.

In addition, the Brinks Robbery—or, to be more exact, the hunt for its perpetrators—inspired a storyline or two in Will Eisner’s Spirit comic.

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