Ostensibly based on the early 1960s animated series (thus the Hanna Barbera in the title) these comics outlasted the show by nearly a decade and were generally very creative and much more fun than the cartoons!
Sunday, July 30, 2017
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Although not a patch on his great 1950s EC stuff, here's the one and only Johnny Craig a full 25 years beyond his prime and still an amazing storyteller.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Star Hawkins-Mike Sekowsky-1961
It seemed to be only a DC thing but for reasons unknown, imps were big in the early '60s. Mr. Mxyzptlk, Bat-Mite, and then these guys! Why stop at one or two when you can have a bunch of imps?
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Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Circus Freak-A.C. Hollingsworth-1953
Always a pleasure to see the innovative stylings of Alvin Hollingsworth, definitely one of my favorites of the artists I've discovered through posting their work here.
Saturday, July 22, 2017
Lovely art and coloring from William Messner-Loebs, one of the most talented folks to emerge form the '80s comic boom. He is an unsung comics creator if ever there was one but one,this weekend in San Diego, is getting the Finger Award for his writing! Congratulations! The official Finger site has this to say about him:
Bill Messner-Loebs has been a cartoonist and writer since the 1970s. He has worked for DC, Marvel, Comico, Power Comics, Texas Comics, Vertigo, Boom!, Image, IDW, and the U.S. State Department (for which he produced a comic about the perils of land mines). He has written Superman, Flash, Aquaman, Mr. Monster, Hawkman, Green Arrow, Wonder Woman, Dr. Fate, Jonny Quest, Spider-Man, Thor, and the Batman newspaper strip. He wrote and drew Journey: The Adventures of Wolverine MacAlistaire and Bliss Alley, and he co-created The Maxx and Epicurus the Sage. He has also delivered pizzas, done custom framing, been a library clerk, sold art supplies, and taught cartooning.
Friday, July 21, 2017
Thursday, July 20, 2017
William Boyd-John Prentice (?)-1952
Yet another behind the scenes show biz story, this one of the man who played and more or less became Hopalong Cassidy.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Molly O'Moore and Scoop Scanlon-Cat-Man Comics-1946
CAT-MAN COMICS is one of my favorite Golden Age titles because even the back-up stories are fun and generally well-drawn.
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Catfish Joe-Larry Harris-1944
The thing about most of the L'IL ABNER clones in 1940s comic books is that they tended to be well-drawn, just like Capp's newspaper strip (no matter who was drawing it any given time! Frazetta? Lubbers?). This one, however, is an exception.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Paul Anka-Charles Nicholas-1960
Continuing in the tradition of popular performers getting bio stories, here's pop star Paul Anka getting a very bland treatment.
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