Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Barney Google & Snuffy Smith-Fred Fredericks-1964


Barney Google had been almost completely absent from the comic strip that still bore his name (albeit in smaller print) by the time this one-off Gold Key comic appeared with art by Mandrake artist Fred Fredericks, giving it an odd feel all around.





Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Landor, Maker of Monsters-Bob Powell-1939


A cool looking robot here from one of our favorites around these parts, the prolific Bob Powell!




Monday, August 13, 2018

Peter Pig-1953


The Monkees had a rather poor excuse for a song called Peter Percival Patterson's Pet Pig Porky and I randomly heard it for the first time in years today. For no other reason. tonight's entertainment is not Porky but rather Peter Pig (no relation).





Sunday, August 12, 2018

Love's Rapture-Wallace Wood-1950


A very early Wally Wood romance story. Much of Wood's early work was done in collaboration with Harry Harrison or Joe Orlando but this actually looks like pure Wood to me. This and many other of those early romances were collected here in 2014---https://www.amazon.com/Wally-Wood-Romance-Vanguard-Classics/dp/1934331708











Saturday, August 11, 2018

Honey-Warren Kremer (?)-1968


The original problem child? GCD guesses Warren Kremer here and I can sorta see it in spots but also looks like several other Harvey artists to me in places. Hard to get past the annoying kid long enough to tell!




Friday, August 10, 2018

Kitty Karr of Hollywood-1952


The art here looks like 1960s Joe Orlando but Joe didn't draw like this in '52. Mort Drucker? Sure looks familiar but I can't place it. Anyone?





Thursday, August 9, 2018

Birdman-1968


Although I always wished they had built on some of the hinted at backstory of the character (and not in the way they eventually did decades later), I have to say I always thought Birdman was probably the best of the made-for-TV superheroes.