To my thinking, THE ATOM is probably the single best example of a Golden Age hero who turned out much better in his Silver Age revival. It was so different, of course, that it was hardly even connected, let alone the same thing. Here's the original, Al Pratt!
Monday, December 30, 2013
Here's yet more early work from Howie Post, a favorite around these parts since the sixties. Post is probably best-remembered for his signed work for DC such as ANTHRO but he also was the main artist on Harvey titles such as HOT STUFF and SPOOKY for a while.
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Vaguely EC-like sci-fi from PLAYBOY in 1977, written by a science-fiction writer and drawn by one of Hef's regular illustrators. Ran into the pages I thought were cool enough to clip out at the time and thought I'd share them here.
Friday, December 27, 2013
Thursday, December 26, 2013
A Golden Age favorite around here, Sparky Watts appeared in BIG SHOT COMICS as well as in his own title for a brief period and in newspapers. Here we have a Superman parody featuring Sparky but from the unusual spot as a backup in MICKEY FINN, Mickey being another regular in BIG SHOT so it was cross-promotion. This does not appear to be by Sparky's creator, Boody Rogers.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Some lovely design-oriented strips from JOKER COMICS credited to Guy Blythe. Bails lists only this title for the artist so I'm wondering if it's a pseudonym. Anyone know? The strip itself is a seeming imitation of THE LITTLE KING from early Marvel, already basing characters on more established ones.
Monday, December 23, 2013
We had a request for this one and I'm not one to turn down a request for Sheldon Mayer! His SUGAR & SPIKE title was a great favorite of my younger self and his earlier work is just as good! Although Scribbly is baed on mayer, this special 4th wall-breaking installment features SM himself as well!