The Golden Age of comics was a screwy time. All manner of publishers put out all manner of characters, and many superheroes, the ones that weren’t blatant rip-offs of other superheroes, had some really bizarre powers that they used mostly to fight Nazis and homegrown criminals.
Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. What if we applied the same logic to our history books that we apply to our fiction? Some of the most famous events in world history would sound pretty stupid.