Sunday, January 20, 2019

Wuff, the Prairie Dog-1948


I believe this is another one of those strips designed to LOOK like it's from an animated cartoon but as far as I know these guys never actually appeared onscreen. GCD suggests Veve Risto (?) as possibly the artist.






Saturday, January 19, 2019

Kardak-1941


Here's another one of those "Sons of Mandrake!"





Friday, January 18, 2019

Wheel of Misfortune-Enrique Nieto-1975/1983

Nieto was arguably Charlton's most creative artist during his time there. In this story, he seems to be channeling the great Ernie Col√≥n. 








Thursday, January 17, 2019

Desperate Man-Doug Wildey-1955


Wildey must have liked to draw people in snow. I remember a long snowy sequence in his AMBLER comic strip more than 15 years after this and then some gorgeous western snow scenes in his RIO stories of the 1980s. 





Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Pipsy-Jack Kirby-1947


Whoa! Here's something one doesn't see every day! An Archie Comics story--albeit not with Archie-- by Jack Kirby!






Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Golden Prince-Edd Ashe-1961


Better, less-rushed looking art than the artist often did for Fawcett's DON WINSLOW OF THE NAVY comic book (now available in a hardcover BEST OF...collection!).




Monday, January 14, 2019

The Batmen of Luna-John Prentice-1952


There have been a lot of versions of Batman from DC through the years. Here we see some very DIFFERENT Batmen, drawn by John Prentice who later spent years drawing Alex Raymond's RIP KIRBY. 







Sunday, January 13, 2019

Coo Coo Clown-Hollywood Comics-1944


One could find lots of clowns in Golden Age comic books, and they were't all evil. The oddity here is that, in spite of the feature's title, there's no clown!







Saturday, January 12, 2019

Passion's Pawn-1950


Here's another particularly wordy one. Some nice, if unrecognized, artwork and an odd lettering style on captions, too.