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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Rockman-Basil Wolverton-1941

Wolverton's grotesque caricatures are remembered from his humor pieces but they took on a whole new meaning when he drew them in straight superhero or sci-fi settings as seen here. Rockman's subtitle, Underground Secret Agent, was due to the fact that he appeared in Timely's USA COMICS.







3 comments:

  1. Wow!! That was great. The early Golden Age super heroes could be quite merciless & the villains often met a harsh (but justified) end.

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  2. Wolverton's work is so unique and intriguing. He doesn't depict the real world or what could be the way most comics do, instead he somehow puts you in a trans, teleporting you to the world of dreams, to places where the most absurd things make sense.

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  3. Reads and looks like some Hank Fletcher "epic" with slightly better anatomy. I'd like to see more!

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