Sunday, March 31, 2013

The Vast Unknown-Ernie Bache-1965

About a year ago we ran a Charlton filler with particularly good alien faces by Ernie Bache who usually worked not as a penciler but as an inker. Here's another.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Peanuts-Dale Hale (?)-1957

For one of our friends in Italy, here's some more non-Schulz PEANUTS, this one a lengthy tale of Lucy on the loose with a pair of scissors. Some clever use of all the "SNIP"sound effects here


Friday, March 29, 2013

Movie Mag Strips-Otto Soglow-1930s

Here's a no-color oddity--a series of movie-themed one-pagers from, I believe, PHOTOPLAY in the 1930s, drawn by THE LITTLE KING's Otto Soglow.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Hourman and Thorndyke-Bernard Baily-1942

If you haven't checked out my DAYS OF ADVENTURE blog, chronicling the first 503 issues --the entire original run--of one of DC's longest-running comics, it'll be finishing up in April, highlighting the features that ran between 1936 and 1983. One such is HOURMAN, here seen in a late story with his second kid sidekick, Thorndyke.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Nutsy Squirrel-Hollywood Funny Folks-1953

This story reminded me of the way the weather has been around here lately--60 degrees this past Saturday and heavy snow in some parts of the area on Monday! I can relate.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Spider Man-Ed Winiarski-1954

I'm sure Pappy or Karswell or someone online has printed this but when I saw it I couldn't pass it up. Marvel's (well, Atlas's) FIRST version of a "Spider Man," this from nearly a decade earlier than Peter Parker! The main character here actually looks like Ditko's Tinkerer character! Joe Maneely illustrated the cover which I've added after the story. 

Monday, March 25, 2013

Cliff Crosby-Chad Grothkopf-1941

Crime comics from National, well-drawn by the man best known for his funny animal comics including Hoppy, the Marvel Bunny.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Going-Going-Real Gone!-Madhouse-1957

This unidentified silliness comes from a late entry, Post-Code MAD rip-off called MADHOUSE. Even MAD wasn't doing this kind of thing by '57 when this came out. Pretty funny, though, parodying both monster motifs and fifties hipsters.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Pretender-Paul Reinman-1962

Although decidedly a second-stringer, Paul Reinman could often turn in quite enjoyable work on a story such as this one with its striking splash, creepy monsters and Cold War ending.