Thursday, December 12, 2019

Rover-Can He Talk?-1959

Not so good dog art this time. GCD says it's Tony Tallarico (replacing an earlier listing of Bill Fracio, Tony's longtime collaborator) but I believe I have to disagree with my learned friend, Nick Caputo. I see only a single panel that makes me think of Tallarico. 

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Snagglepuss/Huckleberry Hound-Mark Evanier/Scott Shaw!-1979

This Hanna-Barbera outing is actually one long in-joke, as Mark Evanier explains here

Monday, December 9, 2019

Big Boy-Dan DeCarlo-1957

Here we see the East Coast Big Boy from the period where the Big Boy comics were still being produced by the company that would eventually become Marvel. 

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Winky, Blinky, and Noddy-E.E. Hibbard-1946

Here we have the 3 Stooges--or at least their copyright-free near knock-offs. These guys were, of course, the sidekicks to the Golden Age Flash for many an adventure. In this case, we see a rare solo story. 

Friday, December 6, 2019

Johnny Weissmuller-1949

Olympic swimming champ, Hollywood gossip column favorite, ERB's Tarzan, and later--when he wasn't quite in good enough shape to parade around half-naked on the big screen anymore--Alex Raymond's Jungle Jim, here's a sanitized, Cliff's Notes version of the early life of America's favorite white jungle king.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Spacemouse-Frank Carin-1954

Here's another great Spacemouse story! Well...not really. Oh, the story's pretty good. It's just that it's not really Spaemouse. Not Walter Lantz's Spacemouse, anyway. This fella actually had a claim to the name first, appearing in no less than four Avon titles several years before the other squeaky little guy!

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The Bad Man-Gene Colan-1956

Always amazes me that Colan's art is so recognizable and familiar so long before his glory days on Daredevil, Dr. Strange, and Batman.