Wednesday, July 01, 2015
Number 1755: John Stanley: Three beyond Lulu
First, a late fifties Stanley version of the Ernie Bushmiller newspaper strip, from Nancy #170 (1959). Next is an example of Stanley’s inspired and bizarre Melvin Monster, written and drawn by him from issue #5 (1966). Finally, the first story in the short-lived Gold Key series, O.G. Whiz. When I found this on the comic book spinner, on its first release in 1970, I knew Stanley’s name and unmistakable style. I owe that to Don and Maggie Thompson’s excellent fanzine, Comic Art, circa early 1960s, which is where I first read Stanley’s name.
Always highly recommended, the Stanley Stories blog by Frank Young.