Monday, June 18, 2018

The Headless Horseman-Martin Filchock-1940


Here's a unique western in that the title hero turns out to be--SpOiLeR!!!---
a girl!!!!!









Sunday, June 17, 2018

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Captain Kangaroo-1956


Here's the early version of Bob Keeshan's original Captain Kangaroo, with his gigantic marsupial-like pockets, in a story done for even smaller kids than normal comic books. 




Friday, June 15, 2018

Supersnoot-1970


A mildly amusing story at best but note at the bottom the ad that appeared in the middle of it. This isn't the first time I've seen this ad ina Charlton comic bit it is, I believe, the first time I've seen it in a funny animal story.





Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Mummy or..."IBIS"-1976


Last year I wrote the Introduction to a book collecting old comic book stories about Mummies. I didn't know about this one, a MAD-style piece from the Tony Tallarico-edited QUASIMODO'S MONSTER MAGAZINE.








Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Young Allies-Allen Bellman-1947


Here we have another example of Good Pachyderm Art, this credited to the still very much with us Allen Bellman who is featured in the next issue of Alter Ego. You'll note that this post-war YA story has eliminated group member Whitewash Jones, one of the most racially insensitive characters in 1940s comics. 







Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Atom Blake, the Boy Wizard-Pierce Rice-1942


Let's drop in on the final chapter of a serial already in progress starring a 1940s Harry Potter prototype--in name at least. This story of the Boy Wizard is credited with a question mark in GCD to Pierce Rice.