Thursday, July 20, 2017

William Boyd-John Prentice (?)-1952


Yet another behind the scenes show biz story, this one of the man who played and more or less became Hopalong Cassidy.




Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Molly O'Moore and Scoop Scanlon-Cat-Man Comics-1946

CAT-MAN COMICS is one of my favorite Golden Age titles because even the back-up stories are fun and generally well-drawn. 





Sunday, July 16, 2017

Catfish Joe-Larry Harris-1944


The thing about most of the L'IL ABNER clones in 1940s comic books is that they tended to be well-drawn, just like Capp's newspaper strip (no matter who was drawing it any given time! Frazetta? Lubbers?). This one, however, is an exception. 





Thursday, July 13, 2017

Paul Anka-Charles Nicholas-1960


Continuing in the tradition of popular performers getting bio stories, here's pop star Paul Anka getting a very bland treatment.



Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Robot Archie and the Z-Ray


We've posted a lot of Archie clones here but this one is a whole 'nother Archie! This is the UK's famous and long-running Robot Archie, seemingly guest starring a Boris Karloff clone!






Sunday, July 9, 2017

Rocketman--Strange Fantasy-1952


Here's one of those odd in-between superheroes. Most others had faded away and the revival was still a few years off but there were a handful of short-lived heroes who popped up in the interim. 







Saturday, July 8, 2017

Demon of Destruction-Al Williamson/Frank Frazetta-1951


Technically this is early work from Al Williamson with assists from Frank Frazetta but it looks much more to me like Fritz's style with input throughout from Willie.