Saturday, February 15, 2014

Happy Susan B. Anthony Day!

Susan B. Anthony “Wonder Women of History” filler in Wonder Woman #5 (1943) by Alice Marble

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

Wonder Woman #1 (1942)
by William Moulton Marston & H.G. Peter

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.