Thursday, December 8, 2016

Mitzi-Stan Lee/Earl James-1949

One of Timely's mostly interchangeable humor series, this particular episode is pretty much a lift of a classic burlesque/Vaudeville bit of the type made famous by Abbott and Costello during that same period.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Pearl Harbor-Sam Glanzman-1961

Today marks the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack that led to US entry into World War II. Seen here, from the 20th anniversary, is a long (although I think it's still missing a couple pages I don't have) look at the day from one of THE great war comics illustrators, Sam J. Glanzman. 

Update: missing pages have been added in from another scan. Thanks to Daryl C. for the tip.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

The Web-Zip Comics-1943

A great splash and some consistently off-kilter panel layouts throughout highlight this dark GA story of the Web, a far cry from the silly, hen-pecked Silver Age version!

Monday, December 5, 2016

Heartbreak Ranch-Romance Trail-1949

The art looks so familiar on this but...Parts look like Kubert, parts like Toth, other parts remind me of Dan Barry. Don't think it's any of them, though. What it most definitely IS, though, is one of those ridiculously overscripted stories where the art sometimes gets crowded out by all that the lettering!