18 May 2010

some Educational Pages from Gold Key's TWILIGHT ZONE

above-from #2, Feb, 1963 by Tom Gill

above from #11, May 1965 by Joe Certa

above from # 5, November '63

next is from May '63

art by Joe Certa

Art by Jack Sparling

17 May 2010

Comic Book Short Stories-- THE SKYMAN

The Skyman ( not to be confused with DC's "Skyman") was created by Gardner Fox and artist Ogden Whitney in 1940 and was found in comics published by Columbia. The Skyman was Allen Turner, who was raised by his uncle to become "outstanding in mind and body." A brilliant scientist, he had no superpowers but did have a flying wing-shaped airplane, dubbed The Wing, that flew by the power of Earth's magnetic poles. With this and money inherited from his late uncle's will, he fought crime until his last appearance in 1949.

Whitney is probably best known as the creator of rotund 1960s character  Herbie Popnecker. If you  don't know who Gardner Fox was, how on earth did you get to this post?

Here are two stories from Skyman #3, published in 1947.

16 May 2010

Dell Four Color # 454 KRAZY KAT

from Feb 1953,

Usually a Four Color One Shot appeared Before a regular series (a scheme made popular by DCs Showcase years later), but in this case, Krazy Kat's run of 5 issues ended before his FC appearance...maybe they had one issue's worth leftover. At any rate, here is one of the stories from that issue. Don Gormley is the artist, and is a little more mainstream than KK's creator, George Herriman. The original strip ended in 1944 with his death, but King  Features decided to ring some more cash out of it in the 50s with the Dell license. 

Also, for some strange reason, KK has had a sex change in the Dell version.

15 May 2010

This title is false advertising.....

This magazine from circa 1950 could not have been more different from what I imagined..........

12 May 2010

Info pages from Dell Four Color

From #1016  Smokey The Bear, Aug. 1959

From #1552 Comanche, Apr. 1962

From #455, Johnny Mack Brown, Mar. 1953

08 May 2010

Rex The Wonder Dog

 Rex The Wonder Dog had a fairly long run with DC Comics in the 50s.

Apparently not only was Rex capable of human sapient thought and perception, he and his master were able to travel through time too.