31 July 2011

an educational page from Jonny Quest #1 December 64

During the latter half of their work on the Dell Four Color Series and for the first few years of the Gold Key Imprint, Western Publishing often included a one page educational short (usually) related to whatever that particular issue was about.

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21 July 2011

Comic Book Short Story ~Captain Video~

One of the earliest science fiction TV programs, this show starred Al Hodge and Don Hastings (who went on to star in AS THE WORLD TURNS for 50 years).  Hodge was the voice of The Green Hornet on radio. (Pro golfer Richard Coogan played Captain Video for the first few months.)
  The program aired on the Dumont network starting in 1949. This comic was published by Fawcett in 1951.

19 July 2011

Motorcycle Cop

I like this dramatic cover, artist uknown, from BADGE OF JUSTICE #2, published by Charlton in 1955. None of the interior stories are worth your while, so I won't bother uploading any.

18 July 2011

Comic Book Short Story - 2 by Ditko

Steve Ditko drew 4 of the 5 stories in Charlton's "Outer Space" # 18 (AUG 1958)

cover was by Masulli &  Mastroserio

16 July 2011

Dell Four Color Info Pages- Dan Spiegle

This time we'll start with this page by Dan Spiegle from FC #767:

this was published in early 1957, as was our next entry,  a couple of pages from FC#770, also by Dan S.

A year later, Spiegle did another  info page for FC#879

15 July 2011


From the  1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme sales brochure.

Is it just me, or is that blue seat the most hideous thing you've ever seen? It looks uncomfortable, like something you might buy at the BP truck stop to sop the sweat up when the A/C breaks down, which happened all the time on cars of this era.

10 July 2011

Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea Full Page Panels

The Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea series treated us to a number of large detailed full pagers.

First, from Dell Four Color 1230, the original movie adaption, THREE of 'em!:

art by Sam Glanzman ,whose career spanned from the 40s into the 90s

Gold Key took over the TV license, and produced some of their best work, in my opinion.

From #2, one of my favorie single issue comics (July 65)

George Wilson did the cover, George Tuska the interior art.

From #4 (May 66) Art by Alberto Giolitti

From #5 (Aug 1966) , again by Giolitti-

And from another of my all time favorite issues, #6 (Novemer 1966) -same artist as above.