Friday, August 30, 2019
Number 2382: Taking photographs on the radio
Casey was created by George Harmon Coxe, a mystery writer for many years, in an early '30s issue of Black Mask, the widely respected pulp that taught the world what, besides eggs, “hard-boiled” means.
Art is credited by the Grand Comics Database to Vernon Henkel, an artist who worked in comic books from the very early days of the business.
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Number 2381: Green Hornet: the mummy done told him
When did a plot to scare people away from the scene of the crime succeed? By that I mean having the crime scene look like something supernatural is happening? I believe such a scene would attract more of the curious, as well as lawmen. Tutankamen (as “Tutankiem”), is the culprit. According to the story, there is a curse on Tutankiem’s tomb, and his mummy is “a thousand years old.” That is at least a couple of thousand years off the real history and death of Tutankamen.
Monday, August 26, 2019
Number 2380: Supermouse in the land of the jinn
Okay. Barbara “Jeannie” Eden has absolutely nothing to do with this Supermouse story, but in the sixties she changed my ideas of genies (oops, jinn) forever.
The real reason we are here is the story drawn by Milt Stein; it is from Supermouse #30 (1954).
Some more Supermouse. Just click on the thumbnail.
Friday, August 23, 2019
Number 2379: Doc Savage and the television peril
In the story Doc’s retinue has shrunk down to Monk only. A redeeming feature of the story is that Bob Powell did the artwork.
From Shadow Comics Vol. 8, No. 11 (1948):
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Number 2378: Strange neighbors, indeed...
To add to the obvious, one of the alien characters is called Mr Neeg.
The message of this short 4-pager is diluted. A story about a mob pushing out the otherworldly aliens who only want to be good neighbors, having the unwanted green people as tokens who would have brought great things for the white citizens but being denied by a mob, is weak and an artifact of its time.
Despite what I consider the tale’s failings it is a curiosity of its era, and well drawn by John Forte. No writer is credited.
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