Friday, May 18, 2012

The Cat Man-Irwin Hasen-1940

Not to be confused with the Catman who has a young girl named Kitten as his partner, this particular hero has the gimmick of having nine lives. He sometimes gets killed in his adventures only to revive for  a few more lives. Very early art by the still with us Irwin Hasen who would later go on to draw the DONDI newspaper strip.

1 comment:

  1. I believe that the reader was supposed to see this Cat Man (aka “Cat-Man”, aka “Catman”) as the same fellow who later ran around with Kitten. Both Cat-Men were named “David Merrywether”, and both were published by the same (evolving) group of folks, with about half a year between the story above and the first issue of Cat-Man Comics.