Sunday, June 30, 2013

Dr. Miracle-Alex Blum-1942

Yet another magic man of early comic books. How many does this make now? 467?

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Terror Vision-Howard Nostrand-1953

After seeing Nostrand working with Powell yesterday, we had a request for some straightforward Howard...or as straightforward as he tended to get with his numerous visual "homages" to other artists of his day.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Boston Tea Party-Bob Powell/Howard Nostrand-1954

Torn from today's contentious political headlines--only from about 60 years ago--here's the true (?) story of the one, the only, original tea party! You'll FLIP when you find out what things were REALLy like back than!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Frankenstein-Dick Briefer-1944

Craig Yoe's recent collection of the best of Dick Briefer's FRANKENSTEIN offered a nice selection from the nice years and the not-nice years. There was also this serialized phase where our hero-monster is working undercover for the Nazis, secretly sabotaging their plans.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Pin-Up Pete -1952

The off-register coloring doesn't help but some nice GGA from the 1952 one-shot, PIN-UP PETE, apparently aimed at our boys overseas. The art's not credited anywhere that I can see but i have several suspicions as to who it might be by, one of which is a young Jack Sparling. Maybe? Maybe not.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Phooey On Phoonga-Ross Andru-1953

Some really fun early artwork from Ross Andru in this Atlas tale. Andru, frequently partnered with Mike Esposito, attempted several times to become a publisher but in the end became known for his work on Metal Men, Wonder Woman, Superman and Spider-man!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Tiffany Sinn-Charles Nicholas-1966

A while back, we ran an awesome Jim Aparo episode of TIFFANY SINN. That was the character's final appearance. Thanks to Scott Dutton on Facebook for pointing us toward this earlier--if nowhere near as stylishly cool--adventure from late '66. Written and created by Gary Friedrich, this installment seems to be by Charlton's go-to team of Charles Nicholas and Vince Alascia.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

The Uninvited-Gray Morrow-1956

Just because our Gray Morrow blog, SHADES OF GRAY, is on hiatus, that doesn't mean we won't share great Morrow work when we spot it. And all Morrow work is great, isn't it? Here we have him very young but already showing the sense of illustrative polish that his career would utilize so well. 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Mine Field!-Jack Kirby-1956

Jack Kirby is justly praised for his work on SGT FURY and later DC's LOSERS. Here's a good war story from pre-Marvel 1956.