Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Lump Dump

Tuesday Comic Strip Day.

I think I feel Willie Lumpkin is the best collaboration between Stan Lee and Dan DeCarlo. As you can see here (as well in my many other posts about this strip) that it started out as a one panel strip and morphed into a more 'normal' gag set-up after a couple of months.

6 comments:

rodineisilveira said...

This strip was written by Stan Lee (before him being involved with Marvel Comics) and drawn by Dan de Carlo (who draws for Archie Comics).

rnigma said...

Stan was already well involved with what would become Marvel (Timely/Atlas).
DeCarlo is best known for his Archie work, but freelanced for other companies, including Timely/Atlas, collaborating with Lee on the "My Friend Irma" comic based on the radio show.

Ger Apeldoorn said...

In December Alter Ego will publish my full story about Stan Lee's efforts to get out of comics between 1956 and 1961 and it will of course cover all of this. You'll be surprised!

Mark Mayerson said...

Ger, I'm looking forward to that article. I'm curious to know if Lee ever wrote for Goodman's non-comics publications or ever submitted a novel somewhere. With examples like Otto Binder, Mickey Spillane, Gardner Fox and Patricia Highsmith, there were certainly lots of examples of comics writers Lee was aware of who went on to be novelists.

Ger Apeldoorn said...

The article focuses on the 1956-1962 period. I did find two unpublished comic strip proposals, one gags cartoon pocket, two comic strips that were sold and how they got their, one aborted take-over, a failed book project, a failed NCS project, two selfpublished books plus one extra special surprise. I know from previous research and the help of others that he did do some quicky articles for some of Goodman's publications, some stuff he did while in the army, one unsigned photo strip series that seems like his, he did three newspaper projects that were know... and there are some people that say he did a television script... but no novel. Still missing is anything he wrote (or drew - yes, he drew) during the war. Despite the fact that two of those are often mentioned.

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