Friday, February 27, 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
I read about radium dials. For safety concerns and by law their manufacture was ended in the late 1950s. I have a box of my late father’s cigarette lighters, tie pins, rings and wristwatches, most from the 1940s and '50s. After dark on a recent evening I turned out the room lights to see if any of the dials glowed. Thankfully none did. In this story, written by Gardner Fox and drawn by Bob Powell and his assistants, a radium dial and a geiger counter make a crude GPS for tracking the bad guys.
UPDATE: I can’t keep up with all the great reprints of Golden Age material. After posting this, I found out Dark Horse has an archive edition of the complete Cave Girl adventures. Just click on the thumbnail to be taken to the Dark Horse site for information.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Going to the Grand Comics Database, they give credit for the Black Owl artwork to Pete Riss and Jack Binder. Mystery solved. Besides Nebird being Driben backwards, it is also an anagram of Binder.
Friday, February 20, 2015
In this tale from Herbie #8 (1965), Herbie’s version of the American Revolution’s beginning is told. Herbie and his time-traveling lollipop show us the revolution began over George Washington’s false teeth. Herbie mounts up to replace Paul Revere on the famous ride...even if, as the panel on top of this page shows, his timing is sometimes off.