The brilliant Jack Mendelsohn was best known for his comedy writing for TV and his work on the script for YELLOW SUBMARINE but here he adapts his JACKYS DIARY style to perfectly ghost Mell Lazarus's classic comics strip in its only full length comic book outing.
Friday, July 19, 2019
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Some attractive art here in a compact little slice of life from the "Richard Cory" school. Signed by ex-Bob Kane ghost Jerry Robinson but but absent most of his recognizable trademarks, I'm curious if other hands may have been involved as well?
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Unlike many 1960s TV adaptations that slavishly relied on lightboxing publicity stills for artwork, this one has the great serious cartoonist Warren Tufts doing some pretty unserious cartooning...and the strip works all the better for it! Still only lasted three issues, though.
Monday, July 8, 2019
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Saturday, July 6, 2019
I believe we've noted before the resemblance between Ragman and Will Eisner's Spirit, from the basic masked man with a hat look to the stereotyped black sidekick. That resemblance has never been as prominent as it is in this story's very Eisneresque splash panel! In fact, I'd almost believe that was done by a different artist, in fact!