Friday, May 31, 2019

The Iron Hulk-Joe Sinnott-1959

Combine Iron Man and the Hulk and what do you get? The Iron Hulk, of course! Only this robot story came out several years prior to Iron Man OR the Hulk!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The Fastest Draw-Larry Lieber-1964

Talk about an impactful splash page!

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Automan-Lee Elias-1965

Lee Elias's art fell out of favor just about the time I discovered comic books but I have to admit I always enjoyed finding him in the nickel back issue boxes as I was growing up! Here we see him on one of DC's forgotten Silver Age continuing series. 

Monday, May 27, 2019

I Found the Nightmare Note-Al Williamson-1959

Nearly forgotten today, Al Williamson used to be popular enough that the fanzine RBCC ran a regular column for years evaluating his comic book stories!

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Life on Other Worlds-Luis Dominguez-1968

I often mistake Dominguez art for Gray Morrow and this is another of those times. A definite resemblance.

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Blue Beetle-Paul Parker-1948

Our hero doesn't even get a logo here as the publisher tries to pretend it's just a true crime story and not a superhero story. Everything about this, even the lettering, reminds me of one of the the late period Will Eisner's unknown (at least to me) SPIRIT ghosts before Wally Wood took over for the Outer Space SPIRIT stories.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Kinker Kincaid-1944

Whoever scanned this one seems to think the art us by someone name "Terry Gillson," I believe. GCD has nothing but question marks and I don't see Gillson in Bails' Who's Who. 


Jake Oster writes, "The Kinker Kincaid artist may be Terry Gilkison (1892-1957). Gilkison did  "Ripley's Believe It Or Not" type features for Ned Pines’ Thrilling pulp magazines in the 1930s.Gilkison also did The Flying Fox in More Fun Comics #37–38, 41–51 (November 1938–January 1940). After WW2, he contributed one-panel gag cartoons to Gee Whiz and Humorama, which were digest-sized humorous pin-up magazines for men. 

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Invaders from AXZ-Rocke Mastroserio-1965

Been dealing with ants in our bathroom so this one pager spoke to me. Interesting that "insecticide" was referred to as a "harmless chemical."

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

The Saint-Starring George Sanders-1939

I love the early movies with Leslie Charteris' evergreen Simon Templar character--the Saint. Watched one last week, in fact. (Not this one) This was part of a thankfully short-lived attempt at translating current hit films into comics format using actual stills, as little actual artwork as possible, and TONS of text!