We last left Mr. Moth and the Martian Manhunter in a tense stand-off at the lighthouse!
J'onn's GOT to figure out a way to stop Mr. Moth, because, well, five pages are already gone and there's less than one left to go. Perhaps .... the vibrations caused by spinning? As previously mentioned, the first principle of Martian problem solving is: any problem that can be solved by spinning MUST be solved by spinning. To wit:
|It's best not to think too hard about how J'onn is apparently spinning all the individual parts of his body separately.|
it doesn't look pretty, I'll guarantee it.
|You'd don't kneed to know WHAT problem you're facing, really, as long as you can solve that problem by spinning.|
|No, I will not explain it. If you can't figure out how to use spinning to stop a charging lion, then, I'm sorry, you're just not enough of a Martian Manhunter to know.|
All J'onn has to work with is ... those colored bulbs?
|Observe: the counter-intuitive Martian mind at work!|
Not a lot of room to spin inside a lighthouse, but....!
|Really; it's a wonder J'onn is still single.|
Vibration is Martian-made!
Oh, dear. When J'onn spins, or vibrates, OR snaps his fingers...well, H'ronmeer alone knows what might happen! BRACE YOURSELVES!
|Superior Martian understanding of pneumatics and anemology is J'onn's REAL superpower.|
Wait...what? That's .... well, I wouldn't have thought of that, J'onn. It seems to have surprised the artist, too, since he didn't have the fortitude to try to DRAW the bulbs being magically unscrewed by the inscrutable suctioning winds created by J'onn's vibrating hand.
|Mr. Moth. Undone by riveting sources of light? THE IRONY!|
|It was nice of them to let him keep the mask.|
Mr. Moth had a good run while it lasted, I suppose, but -- unlike the Human Flame -- he never got a second go. Which is too bad, they would have been a great pair, for obvious reasons. The helmet, which I'm guessing now is just molded plastic, had no special anti-Martian abilities. The most fascinating thing about the entire story is that, although moths' attraction to FLAMES (as sources of light) is their essential characteristic, there is not a single fire in the entire story. Fire is common in Apex City...but only when you don't expect it.