Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Let George do it
Captain George was a publisher and store owner in Toronto, Ontario. In the late 1960s he published several issues of Captain George's Comics World. Reprints of old comic materials weren't common in those days. George must've gotten hold of some black and white photostats from some Golden Age Timely issues of Marvel Mystery Comics and used them for a double issue of Captain George's Comics World, #23 and 24, published in 1969.
This black and white reprint strip is from Marvel Mystery Comics #41, a classic wartime story with our favorite vengeful underwater guy kicking Nazi butt. It's drawn by Carl Pfeufer. The cover is downloaded from the Internet. After you read the story stick around for another underwater treat you've likely never seen.
In the 1970s I was very impressed by the Filipino artists then working in American comic books. At one of the San Diego Comic Conventions I got a chance to pick up some original art and also some of the 1960s Philippine comics. This 5-page story is from Superyor Komiks Magasin #124. It looks like an origin story; I don't read Tagalog, so I can't be sure. The drawings of the creatures of the sea are wonderful, and Atlanta is one hot babe. It takes a real hot babe to wear go-go boots underwater!