Friday, March 29, 2019
Number 2318: The Clock introduces Butch to the iron maiden
I have shown a few Clock stories in the past, and you can find them by typing his name into the search engine in the upper left corner of this page. What I see in this story is that the Clock has a torture chamber where he takes crooks to scare them. I know I would be scared if someone threatened to put me in an iron maiden. Who knows? Maybe between issues he actually tortured people. “One can’t help but get chatty in the confines of my torture pit!” the Clock tells bad man Butch. What jolly fun we find in early comic books!
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Number 2317: Two ghost stories
“The Vanishing Hitchhiker,” illustrated by George Evans and Reed Crandall, and “Room For the Night,” drawn by Gray Morrow, are from a Classics Illustrated Special, The World Around Us. I showed “The Vanishing Hitchhiker” in the early days of this blog, and I have made new scans of it and its companion.
Monday, March 25, 2019
Number 2316: Bulletman and Bulletgirl and the atom smasher in a box
The colorist for the whole Fawcett comic book has colored skin tones as orange. It reminds me of the spray tan color of the current occupant of the White House, and ’nuff said about that.
No artist or writer (or colorist) is listed by the Grand Comics Database. The story appeared in Master Comics #36 (1943).
Friday, March 22, 2019
Number 2315: Camilla: you just gotta have faith
The story also features the “angel of faith,” who looks like a standard angel with wings. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that Camilla carves a cross out of stone with her sword. The whole story is based on religious belief, and while comic books sometimes used religious elements in their plots, the plot here hinges on the most potent symbol of the Christian faith.
The story appeared in Jungle Comics #7 (1940)> Grand Comics Database credits Bob Powell with the artwork. No writer is listed, but the script bases the usual comic book “magic” on faith in the Christian deity, and for Caredodo a miracle.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Number 2314: Captain
The “Space Pilot” story itself is drawn by Williamson and Frank Frazetta, and for fun it features space pirates. The pirate captain is a descendant of Captain Kidd, so he wears a skull-and-crossbones on his chest. I like the artwork, but am indifferent to the story...except for the pirate chief.
Toby Press published Danger Is Our Business, and the first issue was reprinted in 1958 by I.W. reprint comics, from which my scans are taken.
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