Thursday, September 25, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
The Unknown Man (1951, art by Louis Ravielli) "The strange, bewildering tale of a man on trail for his life, and the man who hold it--and justice--in his hand!"
...An eye for eye, a tooth for tooth, and that killeth that man shall be put to death...
The link only has the main story in the book. The
second story is "The Nightclub Swindel" by Lesile Charteris and A. Chollingsworth.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Much has been said about Dixie Dugan, so I will not rehash it here. For More information on this multi-media comic strip girls see the links at the bottom.
Image via The blog of Joakim Gunnarsson
Lambiek: John Henry Striebel
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Mr. Muscles came to be from the mind of Jerry Siegel in March 1956. Charlton threw in the towel on Blue Beetle (1955), and kept the numbering from his magazine as they replaced him with Mr. Muscles. Bill Fraccio was the artist for the first issue, #22. For the second and last issue, Charles Nicholas and John Forte were in charge of the art with Siegel still doing all the stories.
It is important to point out this is the ad in the front of the comic. Both issues are full of ads just like these, making it seems like a big advisement.
Not only did Mr. Muscles have a sidekick, but there was a Miss Muscles too! She only lasted two pages in issue #22.
You can read the origin story from #22 on scans_daily along with Miss Muscles' story (with a backup link here). You can read the story of Kid Muscle and Mr. Muscles vs. Jake Armbuster on dreamwith.
The final story in issue #23 is call "Steeple Jack," but more on him in another post.
In the way of more information...there isn't much....
International Catalog of Superheroes: Mr. Muscles
Oddball Comics - Mr. Muscles
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Johnny lasted as long as the title Military Comics did. His final appearance is #43.From Military Comics #28...