Sunday, April 19, 2015

Pint-Size Pin-Ups-Sheldon Mayer-1960s

So who else clipped these from their issues of SUGAR & SPIKE? I always thought the costumes, generally designed by readers, were just amazingly cute and fun. Note that Bernie the Brain appears in a couple, too! Hey, I was 7-9 years old. Paper dolls were neat! Besides, I was cutting cool images out of JUSTICE LEAGUE and AVENGERS anyway! Thanks, SM!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Zero, Ghost Detective-Al Bryant-1941

Lots of work lately and the big Stevens Point 3 Day Trivia Contest this weekend! Here. Read this until I get back.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Jack Wander, War Correspondent-Ed Moore-1941

This was one of those backup strips in comics full of newspaper reprint strips that was NOT a newspaper reprint strip but was meant to LOOK like a newspaper reprint strip. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Dastardly and Muttley-Countdown-1971

WACKY RACES characters Dick Dastardly and his snickering dog Muttley got their own spinoff (as did Penelope Pitstop) in 1969 in the US. It only lasted one season but popped up a year or so later in the UK where it was popular enough to generate this weekly comic strip for a while. I had the complete TV series on DVD but loaned it to someone who I never saw again. Never loan out DVDs!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Mr. Sneeley's Business Trip-John Forte-1960

Ignore that "Pierre Alonzo" character above--most likely one of the many pseudonyms of ACG editor/writer Richard Hughes (which was itself a pseudonym!). The artist really was John Forte, though, best known for his somewhat more static art on DC's Bizarro World and Legion of Super-Heroes strips around that same time.

Monday, April 13, 2015


The heck with all this talk of Keaton or Harvey, I just really want to know some backstory on he real Birdman. I mean, who was he before he was Birdman? Are the wings real? Why does sunlight affect him the ways it does? Why does he live in a volcano? Where did he get all the high tech stuff? Who trained that bird? And who the heck is Falcon 7 anyway? Enquiring minds want to know!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Jibby Jones-The Face-1943

With baseball season and women's rights in the news these days, it's interesting to note from this 1943 strip that not much has changed in 72 years!