Friday, January 20, 2017

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Hi and Lois-1971

A fun little self referential strip of the type that would fill a half page of panels in a Sunday strip but is padded out to five pages here.

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.