Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Moon-Man-Bernie Krigstein-1955


Here's another well done but not incredibly innovative tale from comic art hero Bernard Krigstein, known for his innovative layouts and artwork. 




Sunday, July 15, 2018

MLJ Ads-1940s


No story today. I continue to be impressed by the fact that MLJ Comics--and their later Archie incarnation--put as much effort into their house ads as they did for their stories. Here's a few for your enjoyment!












Friday, July 13, 2018

GoFundMe Request

First of all this fundraiser is not for me. This is for my friend Alan Bryan. I met Alan when he stayed up all night at his job at the Pentagon reading my blogs some years back now. He's a huge comics, movie, and particularly music buff and an amazingly generous human being in all aspects of that word.

Since I've known him, though, his wife has died, his own health declined, and his job went away, and now, literally on the verge of pulling out of the hole that left him in, he's at risk of losing the home he lives in with his 92 year old father-in-law.

We're perpetually broke but I managed to come up with $50 to donate. Please read his story and if you can, consider a donation of any size so he can get back on his feet.

And whether you can or can't donate, please share this link on Twitter, Facebook, etc. It was my blogs that introduced me to Alan and I'm hoping my blog can help him in his time of need.

Thanks!


Sorry for the interruption.

More comics tomorrow.

Booksteve


https://www.gofundme.com/yy9ryj-keep-our-house

Ssssh-Dan DeCarlo-1967


Happy Friday the 13th!






Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Human Powerhouse-Steve Ditko-1960


If this was Marvel just a few years later this super powered Ditko character would likely have been given his own own series and joined the Avengers! Here he was just a throwaway at Charlton. 






Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Doll Man-Max Elkan-1943


While he may be the best remembered, Fawcett's Mr. Tawky Tawny was not the ONLY talking tiger in the Golden Age of Comics. 













Tuesday, July 10, 2018

I Fought the Colossus-Jack Kirby/Steve Ditko-1959


Long before The Forbin Project but with some obvious parallels. Lovely art from the rare relatively rare combination of Kirby and Ditko.