Thursday, May 24, 2018

Sis-Bill Woggon-1952

Woggon's work is always great fun. Here he takes his surreal inspiration from Max Fleischer's OUT OF THE INKWELL cartoons, with Sis serving as Koko or Betty Boop.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

The Count-Fred Schwab-1949

The other day I spoke with someone on Facebook who was telling me that they once met cartoonist Klaus Nordling and also cartoonist Fred Schwab. Here we have a story signed by Nordling which is, in fact, ghosted by Fred Schwab according to GCD.  

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

King Kong-1967

As much as gorillas are associated with Silver Age DC, you'd think they'd have licensed King Kong but this preview of the Japanese/US animated version of the '60s was actually produced by Marvel. GCD suspects John Verpoorten or Sol Brodsky on the art with Frank Giacoia inking. I might go with Brodsky pencils myself. 

Monday, May 21, 2018

Brady Bunch-Jose Delbo-1970

Six years ago, when we last ran a BRADY BUNCH story here, the TV series was as ubiquitous as I LOVE LUCY or GILLIGAN'S ISLAND. It occurred to me recently that I haven't run across an episode anywhere in quite awhile. The times, they are a-changin'. Looking back, though, we'll always have these fun stories drawn by the always underrated Jose Delbo!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Johnny Thunder-Stan Asch-1941

Say, you! This is the strip where Johnny figures out those two words are soundalikes for his Thunderbolt controlling magic phrase. I've never really understood the popularity of Johnny Thunder but the strip was doing well enough to get him into the JSA as a replacement for the Flash! 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Bing Crosby-Bill Everett-1950

Here we have the true love story of Bing Crosby and Dixie Lee. Well, true except for leaving out a number of now-known and not exactly flattering facts in favor of press agent blah-blah-blah. The real attraction here, though, is that--fiction or not--it's brought to us by the creator of Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Judy of the Jungle-Ralph Mayo-1949

For those of you of a certain age, the name "Judy of the Jungle" might more evoke Judy Graubert's character on TV's THE ELECTRIC COMPANY (and in SPIDEY SUPER STORIES) in the 1970s. You might say the leggy miss seen here along with the usual stereotyped natives was the Golden Age version. It's written that the young Frazetta started out assisting artist Mayo. On this series, maybe? Don't know.