Sunday, September 30, 2007

Cold War Funnies

Stiff figures abound in this time capsule disguised as an old comic book. Fightin' Five was never my "fightin' fave" Charlton Action Hero book, but the eight page back-up strip is a treat - the debut of "The Peacemaker" by Pat Boyette and Joe Gill.
Fightin' Five 40

Still kinda stiff on the art, but since this issue has a roll-call of all the major villains from the series, we'll let that slide....
And hey, both books feature femme fatales in the best Cold War tradition!

Secret Agent 9


Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Nyoka Vs The Black Cat

I have NO comment!

Nyoka 49

Black Cat 63

Saturday, September 22, 2007


See? On the quick, more Kirby!

Kirby's Speak-Out Series!

"The King" hit DC with his creative juices running, expanding (seemingly) in all directions at once... and in adittion to the stellar books seen below, he also did -

Jack Kirby's Speak-Out Series!?!

Like this promotional poster did any good against indifferent news-stand distibution.

Excellent art in both these issues!

... and let's not forget those wacky collage pages!

Spirit World

Days of the Mob also has a supernatural theme running through it. Check 'em out!

In The Days Of The Mob

Sorry about the bad HTML on the links, but it's all better now folks!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Horror Hosts!

From TV Guide : March 29th 1958

From TV Guide, March 29th 1958

Dr. Solar vs The Blue Beetle!

Well, so much for my big comeback! Hah! Kinda fizzled out there for a mo'.....
Anyway, here's what I think is a nifty idea that I slapped together up above, showing the two gentlemen in question in a hypothetical face-off.

As erudite panel-ologists, we are concerned with loftier ideals in the appreciation of the finer aspects of the artform. These two issues, however, fall at the lower end of the spectrum, but are fun none-the-less. Who cares about Marvel and DC when you could be reading Charlton and Gold Key!

Dr. Solar 12

Blue Beetle 3

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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Captain 3D.... in 2D!

Ah yes, the "Fabulous 50's" and the faddish-ness of that age! The hula-hoop, for example... or 3D. Everybody went 3D CRAZY, trying to cash in on the fleeting phenomena! Harvey Comics were no exeption, and enter Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, and the creation of Captain 3D.

What i've done is turn this book into greyscale 2D by dropping out the reds. It's a little spotty in places, but hey... you tell me! Personally I think it turned out pretty good.....

Captain 3D

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