Apparently the colorist ran out of colors as he or she finished up the first page here. This pre-Superman comic book story was reprinted post-Superman, too, (seen here) with nearly the exact same color--and lack of color-- scheme.
Friday, August 1, 2014
Thursday, July 31, 2014
The main features in Charlton's continuation of Fawcett's TEX RITTER title, in spite of some occasional good art, were pretty cookie cutter. At least the monotony was broken up from tome to time by silly filler such as this anonymous bit of cowboy nonsense from the days when Francis the Talking Mule was popular.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
One of the great stylists of 1950s comics art, it's always a pleasure to share some Joe Maneely art. I know he did a little work on CRACKED and a few of the other satire mags but he always looked as though he would have fit right in with the Usual Gang of Idiots over at MAD had he not been so ill-fated.
Monday, July 28, 2014
According to GCD, comics historians have long referred to the anonymous artist on this lovely FOUR COLOR strip as "The Great Unknown." Lots of guesses online as to the artist but no definitive answer. Anyone care to guess?
Not a big fan of Bulletman myself but I liked the art style in this installment. I was, however, surprised to see that GCD had labeled it as being by Don Rico, albeit with a question mark. I'm more familiar with Rico's later work so I can't say for sure but I never would have guessed. When I look hard , I see what they're seeing, though, so I suspect it is Rico...although I see a couple panels here and there that remind me of Jayson Disbrow, too, and I don't even think he was in comics yet!