Friday, January 31, 2020

The Rocketeer-Gray Morrow-1991

Dave Stevens drew nearly all of the adventures of his creation, The Rocketeer but this one, appearing in a Disney digest at the time the movie version came out, was blessed with some equally awesome art from Gray Morrow. 

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Tom Morrow-Jack Sparling-1969

It's been nearly a decade since we last posted one of Otto Binder's TOM MORROW stories. Here's one drawn by Jack Sparling, who was surprisingly prolific in the 1960s and 1970s. 

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Caveman Curly-Joseph Sulman-1947

Sort of a mashup of ALLEY OOP and LI'L ABNER. And it sorta works, too!

Monday, January 27, 2020

Nighthawk-Alan Kupperberg-1980

Here's another all-new Marvel tale that was buried in the back of a reprint comic book. Not sure if this one was originally British or not. The writer shows only two other credits, one of which was 20 years later. Art is by my late friend Alan Kupperberg along with Bill Wray.

Sunday, January 26, 2020

The Vision-John Fuller-1979

This rare solo Vision piece was the cover story in a 1979 issue of the UK's MARVEL COMIC. GCD doesn't seem to know that as they show its premiere as a backup story in TALES TO ASTONISH in 1980, retitled "Double Vision" and with color and additional credits added. Here's the original. 

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Tookie-Vic Herman-1950

The artist here was co-creator of everyone from Little Dot to Elsie the Cow and Reddy Killowatt! And...well...Tookie. They can't all be winners. That kid in this, Mervin, may be THE brattiest kid any comic book babysitter ever had to contend with!

Friday, January 24, 2020

Felix the Cat-1951

Wish fulfillment. If only it were this simple. 

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Lightning-Charles Wotjkoski-1940

By "Teller Tayles." Is that a great pen name or what? In actuality, GCD credits this to one Charles Wotjkoski, later to be better known for his long history of bland artwork for Charlton as Charles Nicholas, often inked by Vince Alascia. Either this was before he got bland or all that dull stuff was Vince's fault.