Saturday, May 30, 2015

Volton-Charles M. Quinlan-1940

Charles M. Quinlan was yet another shop cartoonist who, like Bill Everett and Carl Burgos and Paul Gustavson, would do the work and it would be sold to various comics publishers. He was around for more than a decade but never quite made as much of a mark as those other fellas.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Allan Pinkerton-True Comics-1950

Almost Kirbyesque artwork from an unrecognized artist highlights this typically succinct TRUE COMICS bio/history of the Pinkertons and the beginnings of the US Secret Service.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Fantastic Ferdy-Wonderland-1946

Here's an interesting fairy tale kids comic in which early television plays a part and Frank Sinatra--or a reasonable facsimile thereof--turns out to be the Big Bad.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Melba!-Art Saaf/Vince Colletta-1973

Here we see what I believe was the only solo story for this obscure supporting character from the "relevant"years of Lois Lane's comic book. They play her pretty much like Lois, almost as if the Lois Lane of the somewhat legendary, "I Am Curious...Black!" story had gotten her own series. Except, as I say, this didn't seem to last beyond this one episode.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Dragnut Presents Frank 'n' Stein-Bob Bean-1954

MAD did two wacky, zany Jack Webb parodies in the color comic and many years later Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons parodied Kurtzman and Elder parodying DRAGNET in a sci-fi variant. In between there was this low-rent Charlton version of same.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Speed Rush-J.M. Wilcox-1937/1938

Originally published pre-Superman, comics weren't quite comics as of yet but they were getting there. But seriously..."Speed Rush?"

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Atom Blake, the Boy Wizard-Pierce Rice-1941

This one continues from the previous issue but don't worry. It's mile a minute excitement and you'll be caught up in no time!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Top Cat-Kitty Cat Caper-1962

TOP CAT had such great voices that I can actually hear them as I read this tale of feline and cartoon misogyny viewed from the early sixties lens of Messrs Hanna and Barbera.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The Lynx-Mystery Men-1941

Here's this fella again, here looking more traditional (read: generic) than he did the last time we saw him, but still hanging out with that mystery boy, Blackie.