27 February 2014

Dear Nancy Parker "Delay for Love"

from  Dear Nancy Parker #1 (June 1963). Some of the great Jerry Robinson's less animated work.

The cover is uncredited, but you wouldn't be far out on a limb suggesting it might also be by Robinson.

25 February 2014

Astro Boy in "Attack of the Mud People"

Astro Boy, known in Japan by its original name Tetsuwan Atom (鉄腕アトム Tetsuwan Atomu, "Mighty Atom," lit. "Iron Arm Atom"), is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Osamu Tezuka  from 1952 to 1968. The story follows the adventures of a robot named Astro Boy and a selection of other characters along the way
In 1965, Gold Key published a one-shot comic book, licensed by NBC Enterprises, based on the US version of the Astro Boy TV show. This was done without any input from Osamu Tezuka, who considered the book an unauthorized or "pirate" edition and denounced the publication as "horribly drawn"

from Astro Boy #1 (August 1965). Only issue. Artist unknown