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.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Western Kid-John Romita-1955

Our hero, Tex Dawson--the unimaginatively named "Western Kid"--literally gets to sleep through this one as his faithful animal sidekicks, Whirlwind and Lightning, have their own adventure. Dogs and horses were actually big in comics in those days and often had their own titles! Jazzy Johnny was quite good at animal art, too!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The Iron Skull-Carl Burgos-1939

Carl Burgos didn't work for Timely. He worked for the Lloyd Jaquet shop that turned out stories for multiple companies. One of those companies had a title called AMAZING MAN which, in fact, featured, Bill Everett, Paul Gustavson, and other artists whose work would be familiar to Timely comics fans. This is one of the series he created around the same time he had done the earliest HUMAN TORCH stories.