Monday, June 01, 2015
Number 1742: G.I. Juniors, comic book addicts!
The Harvey Comics that were for little kids were everywhere in the 1960s. I saw them every time I went to the comic book spinner for my favorite comics. I never picked them up, never looked at them. I dismissed them as being beneath my dignity and intelligence. About 1970 my brother’s girlfriend (about to graduate university with the first of what eventually became several degrees — so much for my intelligence) gave me a box of Harvey Comics. She had bought them off the stands and no longer had room for them. Although the art was unsigned, looking through them I could see cartooning from artists like Warren Kremer and Howie Post (and Jack O'Brien, among others). My thought was, “What have I been missing?” Looking at them wiped away my former prejudices. I call this a “My Back Pages” moment, from the Bob Dylan song with the line, “I was so much older then, I’m younger than that now.”
As promised, another G.I. Juniors. Just click the thumbnail.