Saturday, February 29, 2020

Clutch Cargo-1961

I read JACK AND JILL as a kid but not 'til 1965. I watched Clutch Cargo as a kid but not 'til also around that same time. So I missed his 1961 comic strip appearance (sans Synchro-Vox) in the mag!

Friday, February 28, 2020

Ricky-Bill Williams-1953

A redheaded teenager causing mayhem. Sounds original to ME!

Thursday, February 27, 2020

The Scarlet Avenger-Irv Novick-1940

Not to be confused with the Crimson Avenger.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

The Man in Black Called Fate-1966

This guy was probably the closest thing Bob Powell had to a signature character, having worked on the strip in the 1950s and again in its mid-'60s one-shot revival. That said, THIS particular story, although credited to Powell at the GCD, doesn't scream Powell at me like most of his work does. Is it just late Powell looking a bit different? Perhaps with Jack Sparling inking? Or is it someone else? Joe Simon, maybe?

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Federal Agent-Ed Moore-1948

Some interestingly stylized art from Ed Moore, known for his more realistic art.

Monday, February 24, 2020

Diamond Jack-Gus Ricca-1940

Yet another in the seemingly endless supply of the "sons of Mandrake!"

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Friday, February 21, 2020

Impossible, But...-Steve Ditko-1958

Here goes Mr. Ditko again, experimenting with the medium of comics.