Thursday, August 21, 2014

Dr. Voodoo-John Hampton-1940

When I say, "Dr. Voodoo," you might well say, "Dr. Who?" but that, of course, would be incorrect as this has nothing to do with a space traveling Time Lord. No, this was an early back-up strip in Fawcett's WHIZ COMICS.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lorna the Jungle Girl-Jay Scott Pike-1957

One of my favorite movies as a kid was TARZAN'S NEW YORK ADVENTURE. Here. In her final 1950s appearance, we have Lorna the Jungle Girl's variation on that theme, aided and abetted by Jay Scott Pike, a GGA (although not too much to see here) master and one of the great unsung illustrators of the medium. 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Man Who Couldn't Be Reached-Bernie Krigstein-1956

Here's quirky stylist Bernie Krigstein with a sci-fi tale that might almost be called--visually at least--a superhero tale! The anti-climactic ending seems to be that way on purpose, which makes for a most interesting story.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Betty-Dan DeCarlo-1968

Here in one of his very first appearances anywhere, Jughead's canine friend Hot Dog not only belongs to Archie but, according to the story, has ALWAYS belonged to Archie since he was a puppy!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Rusty-Harvey Kurtzman-1949

After the recent single page HEY LOOK! by Kurtzman, we had a request for something more substantial so here ya go, an ostensible collaboration with Stan Lee, of all people.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

NappieKin-Nutty Comics-1946

Rather odd to have one of these meta comics when the art itself isn't by a recognizable single creator. It's credited here to the Leon Jason Comic Art Studio. Bails lists a couple dozen artists as working for that studio, only a few that I've ever even heard of. Still, a cute story.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Hey Look-Harvey Kurtzman-1948

I know it's only a single page but it's a Kurtzman! It also features a meta-appearance by Harvey himself!