Monday, November 16, 2009
Comics McCormick and Marvel Maid
From Fat and Slat #2, 1947, here's another Comics McCormick short, featuring sexy Marvel Maid. M.M. looks, facially at least, to be patterned on Wonder Woman, whose adventures were published by Max Gaines. (See the previous Pappy posting.) At the time of this issue of Fat and Slat Gaines had sold his interest in that publishing company and was publishing the EC Comics line, which included educational and entertainment comics for young readers, like Fat and Slat.
Ed Wheelan, who created Fat and Slat, also created Comics* McCormick. In the 1920s he created the daily comic strip Minute Movies, a double-tiered comic strip with sprocket holes like strips of movie film. Wheelan never changed his art style and his art seems quaint, even for those longago days of 1947. I posted the first Comics McCormick strip here and an earlier Ed Wheelan story here.
*I refuse to do like Wheelan and use quotation marks around nicknames. It's old-fashioned and unnecessary. And it's irritating; almost as irritating as an asterisk leading to a footnote.