Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Number 217

Do do that voodoo…

Before his death Jerry Robinson was named a creative consultant for DC Comics. It was recognition for a guy who had so much to do with not only early DC history, but history of the comics genre. Robinson died December 7, 2011.

This is one of Robinson's early contributions, a story from Harvey Comics' Green Hornet #21, dated November, 1944. The cover is by Alex Schomburg.

I'm sorry the reproduction of the story wasn't better, but even with the bad printing you can see at this time in his career Robinson, in his early twenties, was well ahead of the game as an artist.

The Green Hornet was a popular character first heard on radio. He had a good run in the comics. To those of us who grew up in the 1960s, Green Hornet was also a TV show, featuring Van Williams as Brit Reid, the Green Hornet, and Bruce Lee the kung-fu kickin' Kato.

When "The Corpse Who Walked Away" was published, interest in voodoo was keen due to stories about Haitian voodoo in popular newspaper Sunday supplements, and also movies on the subject.

1 comment:

MM said...

Dear Pappy, I'm wondering if you recall a comic from the late 40s featuring a scientist who studied insects in a cave (beetles as I recall) and in the last frame of the issue was shown as/morphed into half (upper-body) man and half (lower body) insect/beetle? Thanks.