The cell door slammed and he sat against the wall, “well… fantastic..” He sighed. Mechanist looked out the window to his cell to see the stars had found their way through the once cloudy night. "How did I get myself into this mess?“ He asked, not to anyone really. Just saying it out loud.
The Frank Reade Weekly Magazinewasa series of cheap and colorful dime novels published at the turn of the 20th century aimed at a young, predominantly male audience. They spun tales of adventure in exotic settings – often in polar regions—with the inventor hero traveling in futuristic airships and submarines.
They had great cover art, don’t you think? It seems to always involve a lot of pointing, though.