Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Super Luck-Jigsaw-1966

A rather clever and original idea here but as far as I can tell, it went only as far as these two pages and Super Luck was never heard from again. Too bad.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Miss America-Tom Hickey-1941

Although one of several characters with the name from several different companies, I believe this Quality heroine may have been the first. 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Flying Saucers-Chic Stone-1967

Not much here storywise but some good art from the always underrated Chic Stone, known at the time mainly for his inks on Jack Kirby's Thor and FF a couple of years previous.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

The Imitation Man-Jack Kirby-1962

Names changed or not, just a few years later, it's obvious that Marvel and the rest of the world were taking a whole different view of Fidel.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Fidel Castro-Joe Sinnott-1959

Bet you didn't know the now late Fidel Castro had been a Marvel character! In 1959 he was a revolutionary and there were hopes he would bring peace to Cuba. Who could have predicted then the Communist demagogue he would become who would oppress and torture his own people and who admitted that he came close to nuking the US in 1962?  

Ellery Queen-Crackajack Funnies-1940

My first exposure to Ellery Queen as detective and as author(s) was Peter Lawford's early '70s TV movie, followed by Jim Hutton's fun, star-studded mid-'70s TV series. I was to learn that the character had also appeared in novels, on radio, in movies, in comic books and strips, and on stage. Now nearly a hundred years old, I was actually looking for an Ellery Queen book recently at Half-Price books but they didn't have any and had never heard of his books. Sigh...

Friday, November 25, 2016

The Story of the Motion Picture-1946

A concise but fairly accurate history of motion pictures up until nearly the mid-century point. Note cameo appearances by several characters who have appeared on this blog before including Andy Hardy, Mickey Mouse, King Kong, Charlie Chaplin, Frankenstein's monster, and Douglas Fairbanks. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Chuck-Louis Ferstadt-1944

TV's Rifleman--Chuck Conners--had his own comic n the 1960s but here's a Golden Age Chuck Conners who happens to be the latest Archie clone we've seen here!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Johnny Quick-Ralph Mayo-1950

Generally remembered for his Mort Meskin-drawn stories, I've a;ways preferred the Ralph Mayo version of the character. In fact, I wish Mayo had done more superheroes.