Wednesday, April 25, 2018

The Phantom Falcon-Joey Cavallo-1946

The only info I have on the artist of this story is that he appears in THE ART OF GEORGE TUSKA as the catalyst of a story about Tuska and another artist. The other artist was punching Joey Cavallo and Tuska punched out the other artist.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Those Who Vanish-Gray Morrow-1956

Here's another little gem from Gray Morrow at Atlas. Morrow fans can find a lot more of his work at our Facebook group, SHADES OF GRAY (MORROW).

Monday, April 23, 2018

Eddie Extra-Jersey-1958

We ran one of these 4 years ago. I love this guy's cartooning. More creative with this backup strip than other artists were with the main strips in the Charlton books he was in. Couldn't track down any info on him, though. Anyone?

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Pussycat-Jim Mooney-1970

From the mid-60s to the early '70s, arguably Marvel's most creative period, the company also turned out a number of short, sexy (and sexist) strips for Merry Marty Goodman's Men's Mag division starring dumb blonde Pussycat. Many episodes were written by Larry Leiber and artists included Wally Wood and Bill Ward but it was mainly longtime Supergirl artist Jim Mooney who drew her misadventures. Although considered naughty at the time, they're no more than PG-13 rated now, although the humor can be hard to take when viewed through a modern lens. My very first published article was about Pussycat 30 years ago in Amazing Heroes.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Bentley of Scotland Yard-Sam Cooper-1940

Another prolific Golden Age artist with no real ties, the character Sam Cooper might most be associated with would be MLJ's Mr. Justice.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Silver Streak-Jack Cole-1945

Plastic Man, the Comet, Playboy, Midnight, Betsy and Me, the daily Spirit, and a whole bunch of crime and horror stories. That's what everyone remembers from Jack Cole. For some reason, Silver Streak gets forgotten almost every time. Gid stuff, though! See for yourself.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Three Little Gremlins-Dan Gormley-1943

It's been five years since we've posted any Dan Gormley stories, even though he's one of the favorite artists whose work I discovered through doing this blog. So here's one now! So much fun!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Hale the Magician-1941

Whoa! Found another magician! Looks like this was this guy's sole appearance.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Mission Supernatural-Bob Brown/Wally Wood-1971

Here's the return of the Superboy team of Bob Brown and Wally Wood from a  couple years earlier but, there, they LOOKED like Bob Brown inked by Wally Wood. Here. I sense other hands at work but not sure whose. Almost seems like Joe Staton at times but I don't think so as he was just starting out at Charlton and, I believe, working with Gil Kane.