Friday, April 19, 2019

To Die a Dozen Deaths-Jerry Grandenetti/Wallace Wood-1970

Here's an interesting combination. Both artists had started out as students of Will Eisner's style and both had even assisted/ghosted Eisner along the way but by 1970, their work had taken very different paths. Grandenetti was becoming more and more abstract while one could argue that Wood had turned into the smoothest comics artist ever. Wood's smoothness (Do I detect some Jack Abel, too?) here, unlike in most other cases, does NOT turn this into Wood art. 

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Thirteen and Jinx-Bernard Klein-1941

Will need to remember these two the next time Friday the 13th rolls around.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Trapped in the Ant Hill-Syd Shores-1957

Here we see, for all intents and purposes, the Golden Age Ant-Man.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The Girl From Bald Mountain-Chic Stone-1964

Dracula and Frankenstein's monster in a Code-approved comic book? This one is sort of a combination of Sabrina, Bewitched, The Addams Family, Wendy the Good Little Witch, and Herbie! Fit right in in 1964.

Monday, April 15, 2019

The Space Hogs-Jack Sparling-1962

I've developed a whole new respect for Sparling over the years. He's one of those artists who often seemed rushed, just cranking out more pages to get more pay. This isn't one of his best but it has its moments. Note the in-joke of a character named "Kurt Ellison" as in sci-fi authors Kurt Vonnegut and Harlan Ellison. 

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Bammy Boozle-1956

Some lively art in this interactive short.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

The Three Cheers-B. Currie-1941

This one reads to me like a good B-movie, or maybe a serial...or a radio episode!