How influential was Marvel's CONAN THE BARBARIAN comic? So much so that even staid old Archie took a sword stab at the concept!
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Most of you probably know that for many years comic books had to have at least two non-comics text pages in order to qualify for the all-important second class mailing privileges. Some companies made these pages letters pages or announcement pages. Most, though, stuck with often unreadable short fiction (although Mickey Spillane and Stan Lee wrote some back in the day!). Here we have, from the Atlas comic, UNCANNY TALES, a very modern sounding title, more than a decade before Jack and Stan brought us THE Black Panther! And it's actually a reprint from ADVENTURES INTO TERROR two years earlier! The one panel of art is credited to Tony DiPreta.
Monday, March 18, 2019
Friday, March 15, 2019
A fun little tale with some typically low-rent Charlton artwork. The cover is even better so I've included it below as well.
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Here we have the real life Starsky and Hutch cop team that inspired a bestselling book, a good but mostly ignored feature film, and this one-shot comic book from a division of Archie. Unlike the other media, the comic was hampered by the fact that it couldn't really address the duo by the nicknames that caught the public's imagination--Batman and Robin.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Monday, March 11, 2019
Yesterday I watched an episode of MY FAVORITE MARTIAN. It hasn't really held up as well as some of the other gimmick sitcoms of the '60s like THE MUNSTERS or BEWITCHED but it had its moments. Today I revisited one of the comics and thought it was much better! Art is credited to Disney artist Mike Arens (SCAMP).