Thursday, October 27, 2016

Trumpetski-Ed Winarski-1952

A different kind of Trump. This fella was a supporting character and back-up strip star in one of Timely-Atlas's often interchangeable  girl humor comics of the 1950s, HEDY OF HOLLYWOOD. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Cmdr. Glenn Merritt-Murphy Anderson-1970

MAJOR MATT MASON COMICS! According to a later letters column, that's what this was supposed to be. The Major and his astronaut and alien cohorts--including Sgt. Storm and Captain Lazer--had been immensely popular toys for several years when DC was supposedly hired by Mattel to do them as a comic. Somehow or another that never happened but, rather than waste the art, a few adjustments were made and we had this 2 part adventure with Cmdr. Glenn Merritt, his sidekick Sgt. Tempest (as in storm) and an alien named Captain Quasar.  

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Super Cool-Frank Thorne-1973

When this public service comic book was published in 1973, soap opera, western, and war artist Frank Thorne was in the middle of successfully reinventing himself as a wizard as well as one of the reigning Good Girl Artists of the 1970s. with Marvel's RED SONJA. Check out the COMICS WITH PROBLEMS site referenced at the bottom of each page for the other issues. 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

The Treasure of Bad Luck Point-Johnny Craig-1966

The green ghost signals that this is an ACG story. In fact, it's one of the ACG stories drawn pseudonymously by EC great Johnny Craig!