Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Vapo-Man-Sam Gilman-1941

This guy's been here before, and by the same artist (and presumably writer) but I don't recall the weird, semi-3-D art style!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Strange Twins-Alex Blum-1941

Okay, these guys had a complicated backstory. Separated at birth when one twin is kidnapped and raised by a pirate, the other twin later spends years in prison for the crimes of a brother he never knew. When he gets out, he becomes a police inspector and tracks down his criminal brother, reforming him so they can fight crime together...along with their Asian stereotype sidekick, Wing Low.

Monday, August 31, 2015

Suzie-Samm Schwartz-1953

I always hear Irma's voice from MY FRIEND IRMA (a radio show and a Timely comic book) when I read SUZIE's dialogue. 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

The Weird World of Dr. Strange-1966/1972

Marvel's Dr. Strange first appeared in 1963. This version--from Western (Gold Key) was originally published three years later, in 1966, and then reprinted here in 1972. I wonder if it's THIS version that Benedict Cumberbatch will be portaying on-screen in a year or so.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Hogan's Heroes-Steve Ditko/Sal Trapani-1966

Well known for often subcontracting his art assignments to others for penciling, Sal Trapani did just that and got Steve Ditko of all people to do a couple GET SMART and HOGAN'S HEROES issues in the 1960s. Here we have a couple inside cover gags from the latter that aren't funny nor do they even make any actual sense but it is interesting to see the great Ditko's work on these characters.

Blonde Phantom-Sun Girl-1948

GCD doesn't name the distinctive artist here but it is some pretty fun work. Perhaps one of you out there will know. The Blonde Phantom was a latecomer to Timely Comics but appeared in several titles as a backup, cover featured on others and with her own title briefly!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Bum Wrap-Pete Morisi-1973

Charlton fans will be interested in seeing this late period sighting of PAM--Pete Morisi--full time police officer and part-time comic book writer-artist.