Saturday, December 31, 2011

Looking For Answers?

Saturday Leftover Day.

Some puzzles for the holidays.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Who Was That Masked Ghost?

Friday Comic Book Day.

Continuing the Bob Lubbers theme of this week, I have some of his ealry comic book work. All through the late forties he worked on all sorts of comics for Fiction House. Representing that, I have a late Firehair story he did, one of his main characters there. After that, he worked for several publishers, including ACG and St, John, shown here, but also Gleason and Better/Nedor/Standard. And he did some jobs for DC, including a three issue stint on The Vigilante (following Joe Kubert and befor Dan Barry took over). All the while he was doing the Tarzan daily and Sunday strip in what I would call a much more typical Bob Lubbers style - and apparently he was doing advertising work with Stan Drake. I have shown one series of ads I believe were by Lubbers earlier (for some sort of soap, you'll find it if you follow the tag), but Lubbers expert Joachim doesn't see it. Still, the Who's Who mentions him doing some newspaper advertising in that period. It also mentions that he ghosted Secret Agent X-9 between 1956 and 1960, when I am sure it was drawn by George Tuska, though. And that would have meant he did three strips in 1959. I guess he ghosted on and off in that period, although I have not yet come across any samples. Still, it look like all though his life Lubbers was capable of doing a lot of polished high quality work all at once, in fact almost twice as much as any other artist.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A Lot Of BL

Thursday Story Strip Day.

Having shown a lot of Bob Lubbers' work the last few weeks, I thought I'd go an collect what I have of his late 1959 Saint run. he did this, while he was still doing Long Sam, filling in between John Spanger and Doug Wildey. I have most of this three month run, althoug I may come back and add some of the missing strips in the end. The Sundays are the best and I have gone back to my own prvious psoting to gather what I have and added another I found. I am not completely sure when he started, it may have been before John Sprangers' signature disappeared from the strip. We'll get back to that later, when I find a suitable way to share the rather large run of Spranger Sundays I have. December 1st is the last Lubbers daily I have, but the last Sunday seems to be dated the thirteenth. By the 21st of december Wildey has stepped in. All in all I think Lubbers did one full three month story.