I always hear Irma's voice from MY FRIEND IRMA (a radio show and a Timely comic book) when I read SUZIE's dialogue.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Marvel's Dr. Strange first appeared in 1963. This version--from Western (Gold Key) was originally published three years later, in 1966, and then reprinted here in 1972. I wonder if it's THIS version that Benedict Cumberbatch will be portaying on-screen in a year or so.
Friday, August 28, 2015
Well known for often subcontracting his art assignments to others for penciling, Sal Trapani did just that and got Steve Ditko of all people to do a couple GET SMART and HOGAN'S HEROES issues in the 1960s. Here we have a couple inside cover gags from the latter that aren't funny nor do they even make any actual sense but it is interesting to see the great Ditko's work on these characters.
GCD doesn't name the distinctive artist here but it is some pretty fun work. Perhaps one of you out there will know. The Blonde Phantom was a latecomer to Timely Comics but appeared in several titles as a backup, cover featured on others and with her own title briefly!
Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Saturday, August 22, 2015
Here we have Barry (Windsor-) Smith in full-on Steranko mode with what could well have been looked at in the same way we admire Jim's one-off romance story today except for one little problem---the inking of Vince Colletta. Now, I'm not one of the Vince haters. I actually like him quite often. But seriously, you assign him to Barry? Even then? Sigh...
Friday, August 21, 2015
Excerpt from a long ago in-progress original story stuck in TIP-TOP COMICS, one of those fun and wonderful anthology titles that mostly reprinted familiar newspaper strips like TOONERVILLE TROLLEY, SMILIN' JACK, LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE, FRITZI RITZ and LI'L ABNER. Superheroes were hot...but they weren't in the papers yet so someone decided to create an all new serial.