Friday, November 26, 2010

Lieutenant Hercules-Irv Tirman-1945

Cartoonist Irv Tirman, under the pseudonym Ira Turner, drew the adventures of the spoof superhero, Lieutenant Hercules in GREEN LAMA COMICS. As such, they were surrounded by some incredible comics art from Mac Raboy and Jerry Robinson. They held their own quite well. This is one of a series of stories in which the wizard Merlin has taken Hercules to Comic land where strip characters are real. In this story, our hero has to help Little Orphan Annie but we also see some Smilin' Jack characters long enough for a joke repeated in the MAD parody of that strip a decade later.

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