While the art on this Canadian superhero story is passable for its day, one wishes that the artist had put as much effort onto it as he did his cool signature which turns up on both the first and last pages.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Some very modern attitudes about hunting in this 60 year old Stan Lee/Dan De Carlo piece. As fun as it was, Homer, of course, was such a direct rip-off of Casper the Friendly Ghost (with his own Spooky even!) that I'm surprised Harvey/Paramount never sued.
Monday, August 22, 2016
Sunday, August 21, 2016
Saturday, August 20, 2016
One of the surprise treats in recent comics has been DC's new FLINTSTONES title. Fred and Wilma and all their friends first appeared in comics from Dell in 1961. Their adventures continued from Gold Key, Charlton and even Harvey. It may only have been at Charlton, though, where the Great Gazoo--the animated Cousin Oliver of his day--not only appeared but actually had his own comic for 20 issues that was still running a full decade after the final original episode of THE FLINTSTONES!
Imagine Harvey Korman's best supercilious voice for Gazoo as you read this.
Friday, August 19, 2016
The ABBOTT & COSTELLO comic book came along ostensibly as a tie-in to the then-new 1960s cartoons. Only the cartoons were terrible and quickly tanked and the comic book--originally thanks to Steve Skeates--was often pretty amusing. Here we see the creators (hard to tell the artist and I believe Skeates was gone by this point) playing with the concept of comic books themselves.