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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Dr Droom-Paul Reinman-1961

Here's the final story of Marvel's (Atlas's?) pre-FF hero, Doctor Droom. Up until now his stories had been by Kirby but here, after not being in the previous issue at all, he's done up nicely by Paul Reinman. Forgotten for many years in the wake of the Marvel Age of Comics, the character was revived as "Doctor Druid" decades later and became one of the Avengers.



Friday, July 29, 2011

The Ermine-George Filocheck-1940

In the annals of the world's strangest comic book heroes, the name The Ermine is spoken of only in whispers. Here's his creepy mother to relate his story!





Thursday, July 28, 2011

Daffy-Bart Tumey-1946

From Quality's SMASH COMICS, here's an odd little filler that's not quite a western, not quite a good girl art strip, not quite a ...well it's not quite anything. It is kind of well drawn though by one Bart Tumey, a regular at Quality whose work also shows up at various other companies during this period but who never really found a strip to call his own.





Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Super-Sleuth McFooey-Jack Farr-1947

We've featured Jack Farr's old-timey cartooning here before and we most likely will again. Farr was, himself, an old-timey cartoonist, having been around pretty much since the century turned...that's the LAST century, by the way. By this point he was doing regular back-up strips for WORLD'S FINEST and other National books.


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Batman-Infantino/Anderson-1966

In 1966, Kelloggs, like every other company in the free world, wanted a piece of Batman. They got theirs in the form of a series of six mini-comis distributed in packages of Kellogg's then new Pop-Tarts. The art was by Wayne Boring on two, Curt Swan on two and the dream team of Carmine Infantino and Murphy Anderson on the remainder! Here's the Catwoman issue, gorgeous Silver Age art two panels at a time for a total of sixteen pages.














Monday, July 25, 2011

Punchy-Hy Rosen-1953

Here's a fun little Atlas tale drawn by Hy Rosen. Rosen was best known as an editorial cartoonist bad dabbled in comic books from time to time between the 1940's and early 1990's. Scripter Stan Lee signed on page one and Rosen signed in the final panel.


Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Defender-George Klein-1941

Not only were The Defender and Rusty one of the first imitations of Timely's successful Captain America and Bucky but, according to Internet sources, his first USA COMICS adventure only a month after the Captain's debut was actually a Simon and Kirby Cap adventure redrawn to depict the new heroes. This story here, from the next issue, is signed by George Klein who went on to be the perfect inker for both Curt Swan at DC and John Buscema at Marvel!