Sunday, June 23, 2019

A Real Life Hero

Sunday Toth Treasures.

Here is the remainder of Alex Toth's short stories for Eastern Comics' New Heroic. Toth started his career with Eastern but kept on doing stories for them until DC offered him enough to fill his time.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Hawaian Saturdays

Saturday Leftover Day.

I have been looking forward to posting this. I have been sold a lot of Sunday newspaper sections from the Honolulu Star Bulletin form the fifties. It wasn;t actually a Sunday, but came with the Saturday paper. In 1956 thye had a period where the Saturday daily strips were included in the Sunday section and I scanned all four of them. To make them readable here I cut them into four parts. Lots of interesting strips. Why they chose to have the title in the bottom of the first panel, when almost every strip leaves some room for that in te top, I don't understand.What are your favorites?

Friday, June 21, 2019

Way Out There

Friday Comic Strip day.

Another Friday, another bouquet of Tumbleweeds.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

It's Not Legal!

Wednesday Advertising Day.

Fearless Fossdick was one of the most ingenious creations of Al Capp. Billed as Li'l Abner's gavorite comic strip character, it was in fact a parody of Dick Tracy, that took over the strip for whole stretches at the time. Fossdick also had his own strip, a series of one tier ad gags for Wildroot hair tonic. It's as wild as anything Capp (and his associates) would make. You can see how Capps's humor influenced even the young Harvey Kurtzman, who did similar parodies and gags in his own creation, Mad.

I don't know how many of these strips were made, but you see them all through the fifties in newspapers and magazines. I got a couple that I was able to scan myself, the rest come from online microfiche sources (and are a but more grey). No one has ever made a ,ist of them, so consider this a start.