Friday, June 30, 2017

Leif the Lucky-Charles Nicholas-1947

We just got a new dog a couple weeks back--a lot smaller than Leif, here--so I thought I'd run a dog story, one of so very many that dotted early comics. 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Wildcat-Joe Gallagher-1945

When I first encountered Wildcat, he was being drawn to look as much like Batman as possible. He also teamed with Batman endlessly in B&B which flummoxed young me because Wildcat was supposedly on Earth TWO! Well, here he is in his glory days, complete with requisite goofy sidekick that all the AA characters (and some of the DC ones, too) had!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Yank Wilson-Jack Farr-1939

Here's an early attempt at a serious strip by the usually humorous Jack Farr, already with his recognizable title lettering and colorful--if slightly wordy here--panels. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Freddy Fixit-Nutty Comics-1947

Yet another wholesome, wacky, violent funny animal story. 

Monday, June 26, 2017


Jughead works well as Sad Sack in this, one of the odder Jughead stories out of a series that prides itself on odd stories.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Ivy and Mervin-Mike Roy-1953

When I was growing up I used to think Mike Roy was the same as Mike Royer! Nope. Roy had a long and successful career before Royer even entered the field.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Empress of Belzar-Bernie Krigstein-1952

Here's another Krigstein attempt at fitting in before he just let his creative style run wild with innovations.

Monday, June 19, 2017

The Great Voodini-Jon Smalle-1941

Another Golden Age "Son of Mandrake!"