No idea what they were thinking here since actor/comedian Red Skelton was already well known in movies and on radio by the time this character appeared. Still, it's a fun, self-referential story that reads like one of those great light hearted B movie comedy mysteries of the 1940s.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
The great John Severin just liked to draw westerns and he went where the westerns were. Here we find him at Charlton, getting low wages for first class work. A tad skimpy on the backgrounds perhaps, but he was incapable of substandard artwork, right up until just before his passing a few years back.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
I always think of artist Richard Doxsee as the one who got away. He wasn't quite up to the EC level but he was well beyond the standard level for comics artists of the day. Given time, he might have progressed even further but his work stopped appearing by the early sixties.
Monday, June 27, 2016
Sunday, June 26, 2016
I enjoy these celebrity bio comics that appeared as filler in dozens of titles from multiple companies. This one is illustrated by Win Mortimer, a prolific artist whose longest gig might be as the artist on SPIDEY SUPER STORIES 25 years later.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Friday, June 24, 2016
Thursday, June 23, 2016
As a kid, the only Disney comics I ever really liked were SUPER GOOF comics, probably because of the superhero connection. The artist, whom I later learned was Paul Murry, also became my favorite Mickey Mouse artist. The stories were often long and involved as the best Disney comics sometimes were but there were also inside cover one-pagers that were fun. Here are a few early ones.
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Monday, June 20, 2016
This fellow would have fit in perfectly with the early Silver Age superheroes but he had unfortunate timing. His full run appeared between the end of the Golden Age and the beginning of the Silver. Also, his company didn't last, becoming a victim of the Comics Code purge.