Here we have a 1951 tale of Simon and Kirby's BOYS' RANCH, drawn by Mort Meskin but with a splash by Kirby (and Simon?). The interesting part here is that this is a post Code reprint of a pre-Code story and some of the Code-mandated changes are pretty obvious (see page 6 in particular). The REALLY funny part is that this appeared in WITCHES WESTERN TALES, one of the oddest titles of the transition period after the CCA came in!
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Just before he headed back to Marvel to become their Spidey artist and main cover artist for much of the next decade, Gil Kane seems to have soloed on this DC western buried amongst reprints in a 1970 SUPER DC GIANT anthology. Kane's amazing storytelling skills were wasted by having him do more covers than interiors there in the long run.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Bently Wade seems to have been a real writer but no idea on the art here. Well, one source speculates Harry Parkhurst, with whom I'm not familiar. I do like it, though, Raymond swipes and all, and I'm surprised "Neptina" as a name never caught on in real life.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Here's the Golden Age version of Marvel's Ka-Zar. Like many white jungle men in comics--itself almost a sub-genre--he has a "Z" in his name in order to remind the reader that in spite of the fact that he clearly isn't the phenomenally popular Tarzan...he really is Tarzan.