Classic Kirby inker Chic Stone took a break from drawing ultra-gory black and white horror comics for Eerie Publications to do this body shaming "romance" tale, well-drawn but with a questionable message.
Sunday, February 28, 2016
Saturday, February 27, 2016
PATCHES COMICS had a lot of ties to radio dramas and comedies of the day. Here, for instance, our young protagonists encounter Senator, I say, Senator Claghorn, Kenny Delmar's parody of a Southern politician made famous on Fred Allen's radio show. Delmar also played the role in a film or two and the characterization was co-opted by Foghorn Leghorn. Years later, Kenny Delmar achieved fame amongst baby boomer kids as the narrator of UNDERDOG!
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Linda Turner in the BLACK CAT stories was a Hollywood actress in her day job. Thus she would often interact with both real movie stars and realistic facsimiles of same. Here she meets Van Johnson some 16 years before he fought the Caped Crusaders in Season Two of BATMAN.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Growing up, Smiley Burnette was the friendly Charlie the Engineer on TV's PETTICOAT JUNCTION. Little did I realize then that this was the tail end of a long and successful career as "Frog Millhouse," the fairly ubiquitous sidekick to Gene Autry and other B movie cowboys. Here we see explained his rise to his early fame and success.
Saturday, February 20, 2016
I just found out that DC is "reviving" Sugar and Spike as adult detectives whose clients include superheroes. Sigh...The original series, which ran nearly the length of the Silver Age, is one of the closest things to a perfect comic book series ever. Here's their very first appearances from 1956, pretty amazing right out of the gate!
Friday, February 19, 2016
GCD puts a question mark next to the artist's name on this one and I have to agree. I adore Gershwin's smooth, Raboy-like work elsewhere and while I can sorta-kinda see it here, I'm not at all sure this isn't someone else trying to be Raboy-like.