Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The Persuaders-Phantom Coach-1972

Based on the rather odd early '70s UK TV series that teamed a supposedly stoned all the time Tony Curtis with the always classy but pre-007 Roger Moore for a series of playboy fantasy-style adventures.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Montgomery-Ed Winiarski-1953

Is this supposed to be an early instance of a black character, made "acceptable" by virtue of the fact that she's a...well...some sort of funny animal character.?

Sunday, July 29, 2018

The Man in the Bee Hive-Jack Kirby/Dick Ayers-1962

Just as the Man in the Ant Hill by the same crew led to Ant Man, there could have been Bee Man! By 1966 it was too late, though, as Kirby's old partner Simon published B-Man at Harvey.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Quincy-Ted Shearer-1972

Some lovely art and inventive usage of color and screens in this educational comics compilation of the delightful early '70s strip by Ted Shearer. 

Friday, July 27, 2018

One-Eyed Jack-John Cooper-1976

This John Wagner strip in the UK weekly, VALIANT, was a tough cop strip inspired in part by the success of Clint Eastwood's Dirty Harry movies. A couple of years later it in turn helped inspire Wagner's Judge Dredd!

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Madame Strange-Charles E. Winter-1941

Ladies and gentlemen, may I present...Dr. Strange's mother.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Kaanga-Ruben Moreira-1944

GCD tells us this is Moreira, best remembered for his smooth DC art of the 1950s. Here we see him, though, clearly in the thralls of Burne Hogarth's Tarzan and its dynamic anatomy.