27 March 2015

Galaxy 1965

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Frederik Pohl was the editor  in 1965. The February issue kicks off with the sole cover of an artist named Wright, illustrating   "Planet of Forgetting" by James H. Schmitz. Cordwainer Smith's  "On the Storm Planet"  ;The Man Who Killed Immortals , a novelette by J. T. McIntosh;  Fin's Funeral ,a  short story by Donald H. Menzel also appeared.  Algis Budrys did his book reviews.

George Schelling did the April cover, for the story  "War Against the Yukks " by Keith Laumer. Another goofy  name story was  "A Wobble in Wockii Futures"  by Gordon R. Dickson. Frederik Pohl reviewed a few nonfiction astronomy  books.

Another nice Schelling cover for June , illustrating  "One Face" , a  novelette by Larry Niven. Niven himself has stated this story is not in the "Known Space" series.  "Mindswap"  ,a  novella by Robert Sheckley and "Blue Fire" , a novelette by Robert Silverberg, also grace this issue.
"The Shipwrecked Hotel" , a  novelette by James Blish and Norman L. Knight gets the cover treatment by Grey Morrow in August's issue.  Frank Herbert gives us a version of "Destination:Void" called  :Do I Wake Or Dream?". The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick  is  reviewed by Algis Budrys
October's cover is by  John Pederson, Jr.    "The Age of the Pussyfoot  a three part   serial by Frederik Pohl begins. Willy Ley recalls the first 15 years of GALAXY . " Inside Man" • short story by former editor H. L. Gold. " Three to a Given Star"  by Cordwainer Smith and "Shall We Have a Little Talk?"•, a  novelette by Robert Sheckley, also are featured.

Pederson is back for the December 1965 issue with an interesting cover depicting "The Mercurymen , a  novelette by C. C. MacApp. "The Warriors of Light " by Robert Silverberg and "Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman"   by Harlan Ellison are also featured.

26 March 2015

Black Sheep Squadron

Baa Baa Black Sheep (later syndicated as Black Sheep Squadron) was a television series that aired on NBC from 1976 until 1978. Its premise was based on the experiences of United States Marine Corps aviator Greg Boyington and his World War II "Black Sheep Squadron".

Played on TV by Conrad Falk

  Boyington's exploits began with his time in the Flying Tigers, and he later was captured by the Japanese and held as a POW for a year and a half.
The July 1946 issue of Wings Comics (#71) had this five page tribute to him. Unknown artist and writer.

click once or twice to enlarge each page for reading

25 March 2015

Comic Book Cover / Splash Page Clones, Part 27

Recently departed Irwin Hasen pencils and Bob Oksner inks on this same scene, redrawn in All-Star Comics #47 (June-July 1949)

Ross Andru and Jerry Grandenetti cover, Irv Novick interior. Different colors and POV. All-American Men of War #87 (September-October 1961)

Classic Comics # 30, September 1946. Don Rico art on both. No ring of fire on cover image, idol is rotated a little bit on splash. 

Star Spangled Comics #85 (October 1948). Foreground figured revered, igloos on hill . Jim Mooney drew both. 

Mooney again the next month. Artwork reused.

Star Spangled Comics #78 (March 1948). Jim Mooney on both--reused artwork

24 March 2015

Madame Hell Hawk

A CAPTAIN WINGS story by  Bob Lubbers.

from  Wings Comics #74 (October 1946). Cover by Lubbers.

23 March 2015

Suicide Smith

From Wings Comics #52 (December 1944), drawn  by  Art Saaf, who also did the cover . 

Bonus: This issue contained an informative page by  Gene Colon

Click here is another Suicide Smith story.

22 March 2015

Bachelor Father full page panels

Bachelor Father was an American sitcom starring John Forsythe, Noreen Corcoran and Sammee Tong. The series first premiered on CBS in September 1957 before moving to NBC for the third season in 1959. The series' fifth and final season aired on ABC for the rest of the show's run. A total of 157 episodes were aired. It is the only primetime series ever to run in consecutive years on the three major television networks.

Just in time for the end of this show's run, Dell put out two comics . the first was Four Color #1332 (April-June 1962), and then this issue, indicia #2, in September. This was after the Western split. Hard to figure which licensed properties when to which company.

In our continuing search for golden and silver age Full Page Panels, here are the two from that 2nd issue (Sept. 1962), drawn by Gerald McCann.

21 March 2015

Frank Belknap Long comic book story: "The Living Ghost"

 Artwork by Fred Guardineer

from  Adventures into the Unknown #1 (Fall 1948).  cover by  Edvard Moritz