Writer Carl H. Claudy was born in 1879. Before there were comic books he was noted for his books on Freemasonry and his science fiction stories for boys. He worked for DC from '39 to 1943. Claudy was also a journalist, also authored books on photography and aviation; an all-around, all-American author! He died in 1957, but several of his books on Freemasonry are still available at Amazon.com
This story sequence from All American, illustrated, according to the GCD, by Stan Aschmeier, is one of those cavemen and dinosaurs tales of “one million years ago.” The cavemen wear shaggy blue shorts, and there are no cavewomen, who are presumably back in the caves keeping the home fires burning. Our heroes, Ted and Alan, befriend a caveman named Ikki, who becomes their helper. In the last chapter, in a burst of feelgood emotions for their new pal, Alan says, “I've a great idea, Ted!...Let’s take Ikki back to 1939 with us!” To which Ted replies, “Sure — we’ll donate him to a zoo — or a sideshow!” All heart, that Ted.
In time for Halloween...
The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics:
Jack Cole's Deadly Horror
The Cole book is highly recommended, just as I’ve recommended other Yoe books before. It’s because Craig Yoe has a fine sense of design, history, and the importance of a good horror story right before Halloween to, you know, set the mood for a chilly autumn evening when the wind is whistling down your chimney like the howls of souls in torment...tree limbs like skeletal fingers are tap-tap-tapping on your windows...and you feel that delicious terror that comes from looking up from a horror story startled, thinking, “Did I just hear heavy footsteps coming up the stairs toward me?”
The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics #4 Jack Cole's Deadly Horror is available from your local comic book store or online retailer including Amazon.com, Bud Plant, and yoebooks.com