Thursday, October 31, 2013

“The Last Witch Hunt”

Sensation Comics #73 (1948) cover by H.G. Peter

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Haunted Treasure

From This Magazine is Haunted #13

Artist and Writer Unknown

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Summer of Love: Do you ship it?

Bulletman #1 (Fawcett, 1941)
These two have the weirdest relationship, I swear.

I'll do a big post for Bulletman at a later date, but I just wanted to leave this here.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Commercial Interruption - Marvel Style

From Shazam!:The Golden Age Of The Worlds Mightiest Mortal
Found here.

Monday, April 22, 2013

The Booby Trap #9

Cover The Booby Trap #9
January-February issue, 1946
Booby, evolved from "bubby," entered American English sometime in the 1930s. Linguists say "buddy" came from "Bübbi," which means treat in German.

You don't really need etymology to guess what the comics is about though. It is exactly what the cover makes you think it is.

Booby Trap #9 came up on ebay over a month ago. After a pathetic bidding war (I'm too poor for fun comics), it was won by someone else. It has since shown up here.

I would still like to share with you what I know of the weird little find.
Back Cover
Yeah, I think this would lead to being too creeped out to feel embarrassed
Despite the cover's claim to be #9, the inside reads Vol. 1, No. 1. Sixty eight pages in full black in white, it is mostly full page cartoons with a few joke pages.

This racy comic is brought to use by Goodman Publishing in Lake Arrowhead, California. The Goodman Publishing there today is unrelated since it was estiavlsh in 1985.

After searches of the artist's names turned up nothing, I thought I might find a lead though the Gallery Magazine on the back. It turns out there are a few publication by the name (or some variety of) in 1946. All proved dead ends.

Here is the interior pages from the ebay listing. Sadly, they are all I have to offer.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

But books I love you...

Brenda Starr #13
I know things have been slow, but they will be picking up soon with some deep looks at golden age artists and fun Fawcett comics.

Have this panel that summarizes nicely why I haven't been making updates lately.

Oh, college, you will be over soon. 

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Commercial Interruption #8

From Speed Comics #26
I have to say if those eyes were of the cover of a comic I wouldn't be picking up unless it was to burn it.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Dewey Drip

Police Comics #20

Dewey Drip is really just a series of popular 1941 comic tropes thrown together into a one page comic. Despite this, the gag strip lasted for 8 years in the pages of Police Comics.

Dewey gets a letter from the government, informing him that he has been drafted in World War II. Being a stereotypical hillbilly of the 1940s with a love of feuding, he is excited that someone will pay him to fight. While hillbilly humor wasn't unique to gag pages--or even to Police Comics--Dewy's situational humor held him in the book.

Dewey Drip was created by Joe Devlin. He is credited with all of the strips artwork and writing. Of course some credible sources say he died in 1942, so it is in question.

As the war ended and Dew returned to his normal, zany hillbilly life, the strip began slowly falling into the back pages. He is absent from #63-64. #67-69, #71-82, and #89. Dewy made his last appearance in Police Comics #93 (August 1949).

Police Comic #21
Police Comics 22
Police Comics #23
Police Comics #70

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

What Would Women Talk About Without Men?

Before you get excited, a text story from the pages of Dizzy Dames is no deeper than its comics pages.

Still this is worth the time to read this one page story from Dizzy Dames #5.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Commercial Interruption #7

Atomic Comics #1
Learning to fly a plane use to be so much easier in the 1940s.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

"Super Health" Tips from 1939

If a healthier life was your new years resolution, Superman has some tips for you.

Disclaimer: Following these will not give you super powers.
Action Comics #2
Just in case you worried Superman stop giving health advice after the golden age, here is a PSA from Superfriends circa 1977.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Be like Wonder Woman

Sensation Comics #8 (1942)
by William Moulton Marston & H.G. Peter

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Shock Gibson Meets The Black Cat and Captain Freedom

Shock Gibson is having a hard day. There is a mass of Nazi planes headed for the United Sates, he can't make a quick get away from his First Sargent, and he is quickly finding he is in the kind of trouble he won't live though on his own.

Find out the story behind the cover.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Commercial Interruption #6

Piano lesson got you down? Here is just the thing for you.
From Suizie Comics #60

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Too Many Boy Friends

Kathy wasn't a romance comics, but it did often have a romantic comedy based plots. The text story below is a bit more serous than the normal Kathy fair, but it fits well for the Season of Love!

From Kathy 11

This story is by Mickey Marks. From what I can piece together he/she spent most of their comics writing career most of his writing for on comedy features. He also worked on on issues of Blue Bolt (Novelty Press) as "Mickey Klar Marks" You can some of the comics he/she wrote for here. Mostly though he embraced the 'funny animal' genre. 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Man-Huntin' Minne

1950s comics had little love for women. I mean, look at poor Lois Lane (although she gotten no respect since the 1930s).

Man-Huntin' Minne is right up there with Knothead Nellie in the world of Dizzy Dames. Minnie's strip just last longer. 

From Dizzy Dames #2 (1952)
 15 //16 //17 //18 //19 //20 //21

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pink Elephants, A Fact

Atomic Comics #1 brings you one page of facts.

Things that are also facts:
1) That tree would not hold that house in for long, if you could pull that off at all.
2) If your elephant is pink, you have had way too much of something

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Blue Beetle, Civic-Minded Hero

Mystery Men Comics #4 (Fox, 1939)
Just a reminder Blue Beetle is awesome. 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Talk about Talkies by Mary Patrick

A little historical object interest from More Fun Comics #10 (May, 1936)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Commercial Interruption #5 - Captain?

Too be honest this one isn't from a comic, but file it under too interesting to ignore.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Evil Oak

Oooo! Tree Scary!

Here we a a short crime story written by Gardner Fox (Paul Dean) and illustrated by Creig Flessel from Atomic Comics #1, a reprint from Detective Comics #4.