Saturday, April 13, 2024

What's Bully Reading? 2024 #22: The Plastic Man Archives, Volume 5, by Jack Cole

These are beautiful and brilliant and Cole should be mentioned in the same breath as Eisner. Alas.

Perhaps some tragic forewarning:

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Today in Comics History, April 11, 1961: Disc is just the beginning

from Bob Burden's Original Mysterymen Presents #2 (Dark Horse, August 1999), script by Bob Burden, pencils by Steve Sadowski, inks by Christian Alamy, letters by Steven Haynie

Today in Comics History, April 11, 1942: Eddie Stanky and wife married by a minister from Talos IV

from Eddie Stanky [Baseball Hero] one-shot (Fawcett, 1951), script by Charles Dexter

Tuesday, April 09, 2024

Today in Comics History, April 9, 1940: Norway, José

"Stamp Tips" in from Tip Top Comics v.8 #1 [#85] (United Feature, June 1943), writer uncredited and unknown

Later, Norway was pressed flat and turned into a stamp by Colonel Gumm.

Monday, April 08, 2024

Today in Comics History, April 8, 1944: Jim & Al

Jim & Al, folks.

from Invisible Ink: My Mother's Secret Love Affair with a Famous Cartoonist (Fantagraphics, September 2015), by Bill Griffith

Jim & Al. And that's all I gots to say about that.

Sunday, April 07, 2024

Today in Comics History, April 7, 1776: They would have preferred he read them the funny papers, but...

from "Commodore John Barry" in Treasure Chest of Fun and Fact v.16 #20 [#306] (George A. Pflaum, June 8, 1961), script by John Randolph (?), pencils and inks by Reed Crandall