Monday, March 31, 2014

Wild Tex Martin-Will Eisner-1936

Here, in a 1938 reprint of a 1936 story, is yet another early effort from the great Will Eisner, predating here even Superman by about a year and a half! The innovative layout on page 6 hints at some of the master's future fun with the medium.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Magno and Davey-Louis Ferstadt-1944

You think Batman and and Robin had trouble with the Joker? They had NUTHIN' on Magno and Davey and the Clown! This particular dynamic duo seemed to fight the Clown every other issue...and sometimes more than that! In this one, they even resort to cross-dressing to stop him!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Mr. Q-Harry Sahle-1943

Oops! Seems yesterday's MR. Q post was a rerun from 3 years ago! Thanks to all you sharp-eyed readers with longer memories than mine. So just to be fair, here's ANOTHER Mr. Q adventure--his last, in fact. Enjoy!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Mr. Q-Harry Sahle/Sam Burlockoff-1942

Here's another tale of Mr. Q, who really should be in a League of Alphabet Heroes with Mr. A, Mr. E, Mr. X and, of course, Mr. C from HAPPY DAYS. They would all report to M from the Bond films. Hahahahhahahaa! Sometimes I crack me up!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Jacky's Diary-Jack Mendelsohn-1959

It was just announced this week that the multi-talented Jack Mendelsohn (writer on YELLOW SUBMARINE and THREE'S COMPANY, MAD and PANIC and many other things) will be sharing this year's BILL FINGER AWARD at Comic Con in San Diego with Robert Kanigher and Bill Mantlo. Jack's signature strip was the clever, hilarious and unique JACKY'S DIARY, recently reprinted in its entirety by Yoe Books and IDW. Here are a few delightful examples. You can order the complete book at the Amazon link below!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Captain Fight-Alex Blum-1946

GCD speculates this is Alex Blum inked by later EC workhorse Jack Kamen. Certainly looks liek Kamen faves to me so I'll go with that. What I really like about this guy is his name, though--Captain FIGHT!  And why not? Captain BLOOD was already taken.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Abbott and Costello-Al Bare-1942

Bud Abbott and Lou Costello were a success in Vaudeville, on radio and in the movies but few remember that they weren't too shabby in comic books either, appearing from several companies off and on right up into the early 1970s! And with reprints in the 1980s! This, though, seems to be their very first comic book appearance, from an issue of SUPER-MAGICIAN in 1942 just after they really started making their mark in show biz.