Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Monsieur Gravedigger-Reed Crandall-1971


Here's a late story from the brilliant Reed Crandall who by this point hadn't done color comics in ages. Look for a new book on Crandall coming soon from ToMorrows.

 







Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Living Mummy -Manny Stallman-1952


Anoher beautifully drawn tale from the pen of the oft-maligned Mister Manny Stallman. By this point, I am convinced that he probably IS the most under-appreciated comic book artist of them all. 




Monday, March 27, 2017

Steve Battle Undercover Agent-Fred Morgan-1941


A wonderfully stylized splash heads up an otherwise fairly undistinguished tale.




Sunday, March 26, 2017

Captain Kangaroo-Mike Sekowsky-1956


To those of a certain age, nothing sets off the nostalgia gene like Captain Kangaroo, Mr. Green Jeans, Bunny Rabbit, and the Treasure House. And here it's drawn by Mike Sekowsky just before he took on his major role in revitalizing DC's superheroes by drawing JLA!








Saturday, March 25, 2017

Lobo the Flying Sleuth-Max Neill-1940


His legacy hasn't survived as well as some others but Max Neill was a contemporary of Bill Everett and Carl Burgos in the Funnies, Inc. shop.






Friday, March 24, 2017

Hot-Rod-Little Ike-1953


At first glance, St. John's LITTLE IKE might be thought yet another DENNIS THE MENACE rip-off but, at least in this story highlighting some of the supporting characters, it's actually a LITTLE LULU rip-off...and a pretty good one at that!






Thursday, March 23, 2017

Cleo and Clancy-Bob Kane-1939


A thoroughly inconsequential and not terribly amusing humor filler featuring clones of Laurel an hardy as cops. The interest here lies in the fact that this ran in DETECTIVE COMICS # 26 and is bylined to Bob Kane, just one issue before the debut of another strip in that title (as seen at the top of this page).