Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Rick Masters-Mort Lawrence-1945


Rick Masters is a foreign correspondent but his blue suit almost makes him a mustachioed Spirit clone without the fedora and the mask. 





Monday, July 6, 2015

Perisphere Payne-Don Rico-1941


Rico's art is sparse and uneven here with what looks like some swipes throughout this FLASH GORDON "homage." He would get better and become a triple threat writer, editor and artist over the course of the next decade. 







Sunday, July 5, 2015

13 and Jinx-Alan Mandel-1942


It's been a few years since we last featured 13 and Jinx but here they are again at last, as drawn by one of my favorite Golden Ager artists (discovered only because I started this blog!), Alan Mandel.







Saturday, July 4, 2015

Seventeen Seventy Sick-Win Mortimer-1973


Here's a rarely seen MAD or more appropriately CRAZY-style parody of today's movie of the day, 1972's 1776. With all the patrick Henry and Thomas Paine jokes though (they aren't in the picture) one has to wonder if writer Marv Wolfman actually saw the film or was just parodying the Founding Fathers in general.







Friday, July 3, 2015

Walk the Plank-Len Wein-1982


Apparently this was thought to be the work of Rich Buckler with Dan Green until the story's writer, Len Wein, mentioned in an online interview with Tony Isabella that he had, in fact, drawn and inked it himself! I know he had done some art in his pre-pro fanzine days but is this his only professionally published artwork?




Thursday, July 2, 2015

Jimmy Olsen/Robin-Murphy Anderson-1970


Some gorgeous art on this late Weisinger-era story of Superman's Pal...or is it Batman's pal? Or both?? Bob Haney is his zany self as writer.












Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Kardak the Mystic Magician-Jim Phillips-1942


Kardak the Mystic Magician...as opposed to one of those NON-mystic magicians, I guess. This fella was yet another card-carrying member of the Mandrake clan.