Monday, December 20, 2010
Son of Sinbad
Joe Kubert's 1950 St. John comic, Son of Sinbad, was a one-issue wonder. In other words, I wonder if it was intended to be a series, but it didn't sell, or just a one-shot. No telling now, unless Joe tells us.
This story looks something like the Hollywood Technicolor™ version of a fantasy Arabia, with beautiful girls in bras, and guys with turbans and pointy shoes. Think back to Rock Hudson or Tony Curtis as the romantic leading man. (And did Curtis actually say, "Yonda stands the castle of my fatha, the caliph" in a movie?) Think Rhonda Fleming or Debra Paget as the romantic female lead. All good Arabs, Hollywood-style.
Since Christmas is in five days and I haven't given you any Christmas stories this year I've included a Fleer's Dubble Bubble ad with Pud and the gang trimming the Christmas tree with bubble gum. (Is there no end to the Pud Posse's inventiveness when it comes to uses for bubble gum?)