Friday, October 24, 2014

The Claw-Bob Wood-1943

One of the first super-villains to be granted his own series, The Claw is best remembered for his battles with Daredevil and the Silver Streak but in his own series, he also came with his own built-in nemesis, The Ghost. This is credited to the multi-talented Bob Wood who went on to be a bit of villain himself (look him up).

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sick Call-Little Eva-1952/1955

I really like the big eyes kids look in this St. John filler from the prolific "Anonymous." Part of me wonders if it was by one of those animators moonlighting in comics. Has kind of that "look."

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wilbur-Joe Edwards-1954

Wuffy looks like he strolled over form Wally Wood's "V...V...Vampires" from MAD around that same time! On the other hand, Wilbur's girlfriends, Not-Betty and particularly Not-Veronica would be sued for copyright infringement if Archie wasn't publishing this, too!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Trouble in the Zoo-Mo Gollub-1946

Some rather realistic faces as rendered by once and future animator Mo Gollub are seen in this cautionary tale from ANIMAL COMICS. Remembered today chiefly as the early home for Walt Kelly's POGO, the title carved a unique niche for itself in the Golden Age and presented many other wonderful stories about animals, some anthropomorphic, others based on real life.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Super Chief-Carmine Infantino-1961

In the early '70s, DC reprinted a Super Chief story in one of the early Super Spectaculars and I recall thinking him the weirdest looking hero ever! I stand by that when I see this one in which our Native American protagonist meets up with aliens!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Moon Man-Bernie Krigstein-1955

Krigstein's most innovative work may have been elsewhere but his most mainstream work was done for Atlas. Here we have yet another example.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Old Swap Shop-Jingle Jangle-1949

I'll say one thing for JINGLE JANGLE COMICS--it sure was well-drawn! No idea by whom in this case.