Thursday, October 31, 2019

Adventures of Omar-1946

I'm back and I'm bringing with me yet another "Son of Mandrake." This particular comic book magician actually had a sponsor, Omar Bread. See ad at the end.  

Monday, October 28, 2019

Delay Continues

Sorry. Computer Issues. Back soon.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Stumbo-Warren Kremer-1963

And we're back with a clever two-pager from Harvey. 

Monday, October 21, 2019

Break Time

Be back next weekend.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Our Little Friends-George Wildman-1970

Was never much of a fan of the artist's licensed character work but this is cute.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

The Voice of Doom-Bill Benulis-1952

Although quite a memorable artist during quite the complicated times for comic books, Bill Benulis walked away from it all in the 1950s for a career in the postal service.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Purple Claw-Ben Brwn/David Gantz-1953/1954

Here's a pretty quickly reprinted story featuring an obscure character who remained obscure no matter how many times his stories were reprinted.

Monday, October 14, 2019

The Owl-Frank Thomas-1942

Not the Prize Comics Owl, this one is, in fact, the one that Gold Key tentatively revived in Jerry Siegel's ersatz Marvel style in the 1960s. 

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Quake and Quisp-1965

Here's the first of several mini-comics which featured everybody's favorite antagonistic cereal mascots form the 1960s. The art looks like Al Kilgore's work to me but I can't find anything to substantiate that. 

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Alice in Wonderland, or What's a Nice Kid Like You Doing in a Place Like This?-1966

This was, of course, a tie-in to Hanna-Barbera's Rexall-sponsored all-star musical TV special although, on paper, one loses out on the songs and even the all-stars! Children who loved the show were likely confused that Fred and Barney aren't the talking caterpillar here, and Jose' Jimenez not the White Knight. The voices of Zsa Zsa, Sammy, and all the classic voice performers are naturally missing as well. Still, some cute art and a fun story.