This serious Bob Kanigher tale can't help but be compared to Kurtzman and Wood's similarly sound effects laden MAD story but this one actually came a couple years earlier!
Friday, March 23, 2018
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Another fun little "monster" filler here, supposedly inked by Dick Ayers although it doesn't quiiiite look like it to me. Serviceable work from Kirby, though, who was already starting to be spread a little thin. Note the plug at the bottom of the last page.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
MAD's "Superduperman,"highlighting Kurtzman and Wood's battle between Superman and Captain Marvel lampoons is considered by many to be the ultimate superhero spoof but it was not the ONLY Captain Marvel appearance in the satire comics. This one was actually written by the Big Red Cheese's # 1 writer, Otto Binder!
Monday, March 19, 2018
"PEP" Morgan? "Riverdale?" Is this very early series from Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson's publishing company, pre-Superman, yet another link in the chain that would lead to Riverdale's Archie Andrews in PEP COMICS a few years later? Or just coincidence?
Sunday, March 18, 2018
I didn't use to care much for Fiction House comic stories but between this blog and working on Yoe Books' "Best of" Fiction House book recently (as well as contributing slightly to a couple of Roy Thomas's PLANET COMICS books), I've become a big fan! And Al Walker is my favorite of the almost uniquely Fiction House artists.
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Many years later, Image would publish a KID TERRIFIC # 1. Even beyond that there would be a kids' book called KID TERRIFIC: KID SUPERHERO! In spite of the fact that the latter's real name was Jimmy, neither of these projects have nay relation to this guy, who seemed more along the lines of freelance adventurer Captain Easy, with Jimmie being his more realistic looking Wash Tubbs.