Friday, March 06, 2009

The Sign Of Mort

Friday Comic Book Day.

One more Mort Meskin story from Prize's Tom Corbett #1.


Smurfswacker said...

Rather a fast job, but still nice work from Meskin. I miss the days when one could make a concept futuristic by sticking "space" onto the front. Space-goofy, space wrecker, spaceball...

Thanks for posting these wonderful stories.

Ger Apeldoorn said...

Big Smurf,

I am a big fan of this strip and this genre and will come back to it from time to time. I have more of Ray Bailey's comic strip version (which I think would be an excellent candidate for a comple reprint series), but there is also Norman Maurer's Rocky X (which you can find at several places on the web) and more.

By the way, do you read Cebutus in French or Dutch?

Ger Apeldoorn said...

That should be Cubitus, of course. I used to read this in Dutch when I was a kid.

Smurfswacker said...

I first saw Cubitus in French when I was in college, and read many episodes (not very well, either!) My favorite story was Alerte au Pedalosaure, which I used to read to my kids (in English)when they were tots.

I really appreciate your posting the Tom Corbett strips. Like you, I enjoy 1950s space comics and shows. When I was quite young I read the series of Tom Corbett novels (illustrated by comic artist/illustrator Lou Glanzman).

I own a tape of one episode of the TV show, and I'll tell you...the budget on the comics was much larger!