Monday, October 5, 2015

Pets or Pests-Power Comics-1945

Let's see now...Red hair? Check! Letter sweater? Check! Checkered pants? Check! Yep, it's time for another Archie clone! GCD suggests Tony di Preta as a possible artist and it may well be but it doesn't seem to look like any of his work I've seen.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Black Raider-Maurice del Bourgo-1945

Another prolific comics artist of the Golden Age, Maurice del Bourgo worked on many types of strips for many companies but is remembered--if at all--for CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Jibby Jones-Craig Flessel-1940

Craig Flessel was in some of the earliest comic books and continued to drift in and out of the industry for decades, living long enough to enjoy his status as a legend at cons.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Hayfoot Henry-Stan Kaye-1946

Stan Kaye is better known as a longtime inker on SUPERMAN.

Fly Girl-John Giunta-1962

I was never a fan of John Giunta's work in the DC sci-fi/mystery comics of the sixties but his earlier work has grown on me, with this story having almost a Steranko vibe--before Steranko. Giunta mentored Frazetta, too!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Man Who Shrunk the World-Jack Kirby/DickAyers-1961

Just because the Marvel superheroes weren't really around yet doesn't mean Kirby couldn't create a Marvel super-villain. Here's one now, in fact. Note the ad for the FF on the last page. There would soon be lots more super-villains. In fact, Marvel being Marvel, I'm surprised they never brought this guy back...or did they?

Monday, September 28, 2015

Scoop Scanlon-Will Ely-1939

Here's five star reporter Scoop Scanlon--later played, believe it or not, by Durward Kirby on THE GARY MOORE SHOW in a sketch featuring Carol Burnett as Supergirl! In this early--and somewhat muddled--adventure, Scoop stumbles onto a pot farm!