Saturday, March 31, 2018

The Magic Ogre-1946

Funny animals and demons. No idea on the artist here but all of ACG's humor comics had superb artwork. And they were usually pretty funny, too.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Blackhawk-Reed Crandall-1948

I became a Blackhawk fan back in the '60s when my barber had a bunch of coverless Blackhawk comics. By the 1980s, when Mark Evanier and Dan Spiegle were doing their great Blackhawk revival, I was able to start collecting Golden Age issues when they were still fairly affordable in lesser condition. This was one of the very first ones I bought.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Liberty Belle-Don Cameron/Chuck Winter-1943

We posted a great Liberty Belle story in 2011 and then the exact same one in 2016! Here, though, we offer a different one at last! Liberty Belle would have been an also-ran if not for her great "second act" in Roy Thomas's ALL-STAR SQUADRON several decades later. 

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Merlin the Magician-Fred Guardineer-1942

We haven't had Merlin the Magician here in six years and he's fighting Batman, yet! Well, A Batman. GCD says it's Guardineer and sure looks like it to me but GCD adds that "Lance Blackwood" was a pseudonym for golden age artist Dan Zolnerowich so take that as you will. 

Monday, March 26, 2018

The Lost Battalion-Don Heck-1965

Some excellent non-Marvel art from the always under-appreciated Don Heck, here inked by veteran Mike Peppe according to GCD. 

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Sir Spot-Bill Brady-1946

The company that brought you Mr. Tawky Tawny, the talking tiger who is a friend to the World's Mightiest Mortal, also gave us another talking tiger here, Sir Stripe, the antagonist here to Sir Spot, "the Lion-Hearted Leopard."