31 July 2012


   Mothman is one of those rural legends like Bigfoot and Nessie that are more industry than otherworld. Over the last half century a intriguing tale has been woven, a bit at a time, concerning the mysterious red eyed monster (or angel, as some believe) that was sighted in Point Pleasant , West Virginia in 1966. At least two movies have been devoted to the enigma (The Mothman Prophecies , base on a book of the same name, and Eyes Of The Mothman, which links together some interesting incidents in the area.)

On Nov. 15, 1966, two young couples from Point Pleasant, Roger and Linda Scarberry, and Steve and Mary Mallette told police they saw a large white creature whose eyes "glowed red" when the car headlights picked it up. They described it as a "flying man with ten foot wings" following their car while they were driving in an area of town known as 'theTNT area', the site of a former World War II munitions plant.

    Since the location is only a few hours away from me, I set off recently to find this Mysterious Bug Man.

Eastbound and Down

Point Pleasant, WV

Could Mothman have torn the paddles off a riverboat??

Wait! What's That?

Ohh ohhh

His Demonic Visage

29 July 2012

Major Inapak Space Ace

After he left DC, Vin Sullivan formed Magazine Enterprises in 1943, known mainly for their westerns such  as the original Ghost Rider. In 1951 they produced this 16 page giveaway for a dairy company.

 The art was by Bob Powell and features a great speechless page near the end showing a fight punctuated by  THUDs and POWs.

Powell was quite prolific , drawing, among others, Cave Girl, Airboy, and Daredevil.  He was born Robert Pawlowski  in 1916 . He legally changed his name in 1943. He studied art at the  Pratt Institute in New York City before joining the Eisner / Inger studio where he worked on the Sheena stories in Jungle Comics. 

He was with Marvel comics only a short time before his death in 1967.

Here is the complete Major Inapak Space Ace comic book.

27 July 2012

Fill 'er Up!

Can you imagine how well your old muscle car would run on 98 octane? Jeepers!!

Oh, and there is a pretty Swedish girl in the picture if anyone noticed.
Kan jag sätta den nu?

Here are some more pumpin' pictures.

Posh Pumper