Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Today in Comics History: Newspaper promises exciting day, fair weather, mysterious front-page-sized ghost of White Tiger

Splash page from "Who Is the White Tiger?" in Deadly Hands of Kung Fu (1974 magazine series) #22 (March 1976), script by Bill Mantlo, breakdowns by Keith Giffen, finishes by Rico Rival, letters by Karen Mantlo

Say, are you wondering what that text below the "Rooftop Battle with Prowler" headline is all about? I couldn't locate a record of the (likely New York City) newspaper it's taken from, but you may note it mentions John O'Donahue, a cop moonlighting as a boxer. Sound familiar? Yep: that's the same guy who played Sgt. Eddie Gibson on NYPD Blue, so hopefully that helps you complete your "Six Degrees of Spider-Man" link to Jimmy Smits. Want to read more? (Sure, we all do!) Here's a few articles (1, 2, 3) on John O'Donahue. Who says this isn't the Pugalistic Period of Bully, Research?

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