Wednesday, November 07, 2007
The Space Siren has such a lovely rumpus
"Rumpus On Rex," drawn by Reed Crandall, is from Buster Brown Comic Book #30. There is no copyright information, no publisher listed, much less a date, for this shoe store giveaway comic.
The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide and Grand Comics Database tell us that Tanya the Space Siren appeared in Buster Brown issues 29-32. From the look of the artwork it appears to be mid-1950s. Smilin' Ed McConnell died in 1954. I assume it was produced in his era.
Crandall's artwork is, as usual, superb. He could draw sexy women! Tanya is a real hottie, warming the Interplanetary Police rocket tubes, no doubt. As much as I enjoy Crandall's depiction of the leggy Tanya, my amazement is that this was aimed at kids. I'm sure it caught the attention of the boys of that era. For those of us over-aged kids, Tanya looks great, too.
After I originally posted this, George Freeman added in the comments section that the inking was by Ray Willner.
The Grand Comics Database lists "Rumpus On Rex" as reprinted in 1998 by AC Comics for Golden Age Greats #12.