Sunday, May 27, 2018

Captain Kiddeo, Space Bum-1954/1958

Credited to the Iger Shop, this story originally appeared in a MAD rip off comic book but was later reprinted in a straight sci-fi comic. This is that latter version, post-Code. Not sure what if any changed were made.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

The Asteroid Witch-Murphy Anderson-1950

If there were any doubt that this was a weird little Flash Gordon pastiche, the Raymondesque pose of the less than Flash-like lead character in the splash panel will get rid of it.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Grabbit O'Rabbit and Hosmer Hound-1946

Another beautifully drawn funny animal tale here but I have to say was what really grabbed me on this one was the title character name--Grabbit O'Rabbit!

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!