Thursday, January 29, 2015

Lance O'Casey-Harry Anderson-1942

Lance O'Casey was one of those generic handsome tough guy adventurers who proliferated in movies and comic strips in the middle of the last century. He hung around for quite a few years at Fawcett. Here's a nicely drawn but somewhat misogynistic tale that we're running mainly because tomorrow you'll see the unlikely follow-up to this story from later in that same issue!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Subway Stop-Tom Sutton-1977

I discovered Tom Sutton through his humor work at Marvel in the 1960s but he also did some westerns and even a few superheroes. He was the original artist on Vampirella when her stories first appeared from Warren. Oddly enough, though, it was at low-rent Charlton that Sutton was given his head and he really ran with it! Here is a literately written and intoxicatingly drawn short piece of pseudo-psyhedelic horror as reprinted in the brand-new Chilling Archives of Horror collection, TOM SUTTON'S CREEPY THINGS, available now here! Highly recommended!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Drop Towers-E.C. Stoner-1944

Let's face it. A lot of the Golden Age artists were just phoning it in. They didn't really "get" the comics concept or they just weren't trying. One gut who certainly tried was the wonderfully named E.C. Stoner (which would have been a great name for a 60s underground artist!). Stoner was yet another pioneering African-American artist. You can read much, much more about him here:

Monday, January 26, 2015

The Wraith-Mystery Men-1941

It's been nearly 3 years since we ran a Wraith story by the apparently pseudonymous Paul Develin (as opposed to Michael T. Gilbert's great Spirit-inspired character of the same name) but here's another, inspired by our recent Mr. Justice post because this fella is basically another Spectre wannabe.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

All Winners-Stan Lee/Ed Winarski-1941

Another early text piece from "The Man" himself, who would have been about 18 or 19 at this point and I'm certain never could have imagined where his life would take him between then and today when, at age 92, love him or hate him, he's one of the most well-known people in pop culture history!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Ring of Death-AC Hollingsworth-1953

Here's another look at pioneering African-American comic  book artist A.C. Hollingsworth. The story isn't much but the art is pretty and he even gets in a few panels of GGA.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Q-13-Super Mystery Comics-1940

The anonymous art here is less than spectacular and the lettering is unpleasing to the eye but there's a certain pulpy goodness in the plot and execution.