Friday, September 20, 2019

The Deacon and Mickey-Rudy Palais-1945

Rudy Palais is one of the great unsung Golden Age artists in comics. Witness the gorgeous splash panel above.


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

The Spell of Sinner Ella-Gray Morrow-1971

We all know the great Gray, of course, but who was/is writer Bill Dennehy? He's credited with a number of stories for DC's "mystery" titles in the early '70s but not much else, and apparently nothing past 1977.

UPDATE: Reader Jake Oster writes: According to Mike Tiefenbacher, in The Comic Reader # 142, Apr 1977, Bill Dennehy was a pen-name for editor Murray Boltinoff.

Thanks, Jake!

Sunday, September 15, 2019

The Return of the Phantom Fakir-George Tuska-1952

Look familiar? I don't know if Tuska was paid again for this reprint a full decade later but I sure hope the writer was since every bit of text and dialogue, including the names of the characters, has been rewritten, resulting in an entirely different plot. The new coloring gives it all a different feel as well. 

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Hale!...the Magician-George Tuska-1942

Yep. It's yet another of the comic book Sons of Mandrake. Be here tomorrow for a surprise related to today's post.

Friday, September 13, 2019

One Lucky Morning on Friday the 13th-Don Martin-1984

Happy Friday the 13th! Always good luck for me!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Clyde Crashcup-John Stanley/Irving Tripp-1964

One of the funniest animated TV cartoons ever became one of the funniest comic book adaptations of a TV cartoon, too, in the hands of the folks behind LITTLE LULU. Sometimes I wonder if Clyde and Leonardo inspired Penn and Teller's act.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Masquerader-Walter Johnson-1947

Walter Johnson apparently started as an inker for Al Capp, then moved into comic books via the Funnies, Inc. Shop before starting his own Shop.