Saturday, June 18, 2022

Today in Comics History, June 18: Happy birthday, Bud Collyer!

Born on this day in 1908: Bud Collyer, the voice of radio's Superman (and on the 1966 Filmation animated series)!

from Fifty Who Made DC Great one-shot (DC, 1985)

As befits every great celebrity, he got drawn into MAD by Mort Drucker, first as "Bud Cholera," host of Beat the Clock...

from "The 'Violence Trend' on TV" in MAD #58 (October 1960); script by Sy Reit, Dave Berg, Frank Jacobs, and Larry Siegel; pencils and inks by Mort Drucker

...and even as precisely himself!

from "The Minute That TV Show is Over" in MAD #85 (March 1964), script by Stan Hart, pencils by Mort Drucker

Happy birthday, Bud!

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