Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The Clock-George Brenner-1942

Although he started out more akin to The Shadow or the Green Hornet, The Clock by this time was--like Midnight--pretty much a full on Spirit clone, right down to the style of the splash page. Ironically, Brenner's original character is sometimes considered to have been an influence on Eisner's Spirit.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Terry Britt-Crown Comics-1945

This one is one of scores of surprisingly similar rough and tumble lawman strips that appeared as backups in comic books from several companies for their first decade or so before the actual crime comics set in. A good solid example of a genre that no one seems to really have much nostalgia for. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Pets or Pests-Power Comics-1945

Let's see now...Red hair? Check! Letter sweater? Check! Checkered pants? Check! Yep, it's time for another Archie clone! GCD suggests Tony di Preta as a possible artist and it may well be but it doesn't seem to look like any of his work I've seen.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Black Raider-Maurice del Bourgo-1945

Another prolific comics artist of the Golden Age, Maurice del Bourgo worked on many types of strips for many companies but is remembered--if at all--for CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Jibby Jones-Craig Flessel-1940

Craig Flessel was in some of the earliest comic books and continued to drift in and out of the industry for decades, living long enough to enjoy his status as a legend at cons.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Hayfoot Henry-Stan Kaye-1946

Stan Kaye is better known as a longtime inker on SUPERMAN.

Fly Girl-John Giunta-1962

I was never a fan of John Giunta's work in the DC sci-fi/mystery comics of the sixties but his earlier work has grown on me, with this story having almost a Steranko vibe--before Steranko. Giunta mentored Frazetta, too!