Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Number 635

O. U. Kidd!

I considered running this strip in September on Talk Like A Pirate Day. It's by Al Hartley; a prime example of his pre-Archie days and his ability to draw busty woman. Hey, talk about your treasure chests...

"Captain O. U. Kidd" is from an Atlas Comics Mad imitation, Wild #1, 1954. We've shown two other Hartley satires from Atlas' sister publication, both of them featuring buxom girls. You can go here, and then you can go here for those tales.

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for the fourth annual Pappy's Thanksgiving Turkey Award for the dumbest story I've found this year.



I always loved Hartley's 'good girl art', if you will...I know he's not Matt Baker, but he drew some fine ladies in his day. How ironic that he would eventually become the artistic voice of the squeaky-clean Archie comics line for the remainder of his career!


More extreme, but not that much more, and you've got S. Clay Wilson's Starry Eyed Stella and the pervert pirates.