Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Soopermutt-Animal Adventures-1953

Here's yet another four footed super-character. Mice, rabbits, cats, kats, monkeys, and dogs. All came before Superman's super-menagerie.

Monday, October 29, 2018

The Gorilla-Eugene Hughes-1954

Has anyone ever done a study about pop culture's absolute fascination with gorillas? From silent cinema to King Kong, then Planet of the Apes and beyond, the Gorilla has appeared as a powerful, intelligent, threatening creature. B-movies were (and are) obsessed with them. DC Comics has had a ton of them! A racial metaphor? Bestiality? Or am I overthinking this? 

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Dotty and Ditto-Bill Woggon-1943

I'm a fan of these 1940s celebrity appearances in comic books. Sometimes they keep their names. Other times, as here, they get goofy noms de comics. 

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Fangs of the Bear-Doug Wildey-1960

This would have been not that long before the artist left for animation and was the main creator behind JONNY QUEST. 


Friday, October 26, 2018

S.O.S. Torpedo-Paul Reinman-1958

Paul Reinman was a regular at DC in the '40s but by the late 1950s, he was one of the most prolific Atlas artists in pretty much any genre, a role he would continue at least for a couple years into the Marvel Age. He would later become the lead artist for the Archie mighty heroes of the mid-1960s. 

Thursday, October 25, 2018

A G.I.'s Equipment-Alvin Hollingsworth-1953

We haven't done an A.C. Hollingsworth story in a while but here's a good one in our war week. Hoping someone does a collection of this pioneering African-American artist sooner than later. 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Don Winslow of the Navy Meets Singapore Sal-1947

Probably the most famous of the comic book Don Winslow stories, this is one of many included in the just released BEST OF DON WINSLOW OF THE NAVY of which I researched and co-wrote the Introduction.  

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Prelude to Invasion-John Severin-1954

The other great war comics artist who isn't Joe Kubert would have to be John Severin. In fact, he's my favorite, and his work inking Dick Ayers made what in my opinion may be the perfect combination for a war comic. Here he is solo, just post EC.