Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Mr. Scarlet and Pinky-Carl Pfeufer-1943


By annual request from the head of the 'Mazing Mr. Scarlet and Pinky Fan Club, we bring you another adventure of, you guessed it, Mr. Scarlet and Pinky. 















Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Oswald and Woody-New Funnies-1942


When Walter Lantz took over Disney's Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Disney's Mickey Mouse went on to be a million times more popular than Oswald. Lantz eventually revamped the bunny into perhaps the ultimate "cute" cartoon character, only to watch him be upstaged again, this time by Woody Woodpecker. The two are seen here together in a bizarre story GCD says is the first time the Woodpecker is named! (In the comics? Surely he had been named in the two years he had already been on the screen!)










Monday, January 16, 2017

Supermouse-Al Hubbard (?)-1946


I grew up on Mighty Mouse TV cartoons, then discovered Atomic Mouse in the junk shops. With the Internet Age, however, I finally ran across Supermouse who, I think, is my favorite rodent hero!








Sunday, January 15, 2017

Clancy the Cop-Henry Boltinoff-1942


As a young collector, I loved Henry Boltinoff's one and two page filler strips at DC including SUPER TURTLE and CLANCY THE COP. Little did I suspect that the latter had been around--albeit sporadically-- for the better part of three decades! Here's a very early appearance with the character not quite at his final "look."


Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Modniks-1967


If DC's SWING WITH SCOOTER and THE MANIAKS were an establishment effort at more modern teen comics then THE MODNIKS, created by Gary Poole, were apparently Gold Key's response to DC's SWING ING WITH SCOOTER and THE MANIAKS.








Thursday, January 12, 2017

Magno and davey-Super Mystery Comics-1942


Sadly, creepy clowns are trending and none were creepier than Magno's almost monthly enemy, the Clown, seen here returning for the umpteenth time. This was one of the better Golden Age series in my opinion but Magno and partner Davey really needed to meet more new people.