Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Little Vinegar-Gay Comics-1947

Definitely some lively cartooning going on here with that checkerboard outfit lending itself well to all the shenanigans. The sound effects lettering is somewhat inspired as well.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Hydroman-Ben Thompson-1942

By request, here's the story that Hydroman contacted Rainbow Boy about last time out. The latter only appears in cameo here although the two heroes did team up a number of times in HEROIC COMICS.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Rainbow Boy-Ben Thompson-1942

Not a political statement in any way. Just another weird and wacky Golden Age hero.

Friday, June 26, 2015

The Avengers-John Steed and Emma Peel-1967

R.I.P. Patrick Macnee--the real First Avenger.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Carnak-Frank Brunner-1969

Frank Brunner was one of the most popular comics artists of the 1970s in spite of a relatively small output. Here's one of his earliest published stories, from CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN, looking like a very progressive fanzine piece, perhaps, but full of excitement and energy. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Inspector Dayton-Rafael Astarita-1943

This guy was good. Rafael Astarita was a Brooklyn-born veteran of the Eisner-Iger shop when he was on staff at Fiction House as seen here. He later became Art Director at Standard Comics and, after the comics purge, started a successful ad art agency.