Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Feat Treat-Mad House-1979

With all this talk of the villainous Purple Man in the new JESSICA JONES Netflix series, let us not forget that there was ANOTHER Purple Man...for a few panels, anyway. This 1979 story feels like a reprint from an earlier time to me but I wasn't able to place it. Logically, I'd say mid to late sixties.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Hoppy the Marvel Bunny-Chad Grothkopf-1945

Normally the Hoppy stories didn't specifically go after parodying specific Captain Marvel stories or characters but here's a rather obvious funny animal version of Black Adam.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Archie-The Interpreter-1960

Here's an unusually serious Archie story about an issue that still is in the news these days. I think I know who the artist is on this one but not enough to go on record with it.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Pedro the Peril-M. Fred-1942

Political incorrectness anyone? Here's a story that's loaded with it but the name "Jose Canusi" in the first panel made me LOL and the artwork by M. Fred is so wonderfully stylish and stylized that it doesn't deserve to stay buried forever.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Hector the Specter-Funny Films-1953

Ghosts were really big in comics in the early fifties--both in horror comics and in comic comics! Here's yet another example of the latter, a lesser known spook in the four color pantheon that includes Casper, Spooky, Timmy, Homer, and Spencer!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Steve Wood-Alden McWilliams-1947

Here, from the tail end of '47, is another story with art by Al McWilliams. It's a couple years on from the one we posted recently but his signature style was still to emerge completely. Watch for more soon.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Green Arrow-George Papp-1942

Stick with this one past the first couple of fiche scans and you're in for a colorful and exciting adventure--scripted by Uncle Mort!-- with the early brown haired GA and Speedy fighting devils in Gayland!