From Battle Stories #5 (September 1952), here is one heck of a transition:
I mean, holy cow, just look at that panel:
And then, of course, I started thinking about what other comics could benefit from this very same sudden transition, like Adam 12 #4 (August 1974):
Or perhaps Peanuts #2 (2012):
This is what I think about, late at night, when there is no one around to stop me.