Showing posts with label Pete Morisi. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pete Morisi. Show all posts

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Criming Shame

Friday Comic Book Day.

Bit behing things here, but I'll catch up. Toay I have a couple of crime stories from the early fiftie from moonlighting artists. From 1950 and Hillman's Real Truw Crime stories come what I believe to be an early Dan Barry story (from before he became famous with Flash Gordon). Did you know he actually wanted to do a crime strip rather than a science fiction one, but couldn't sell it? Dan Barry is on eof those artists who deserve a whole lot of recognition, but he won't get it as long as DC is sitting on the copyrights. Between 1948 and 1952 Bary did loads and loads of great comic book stuff. He was one of the first to marry the slickness of Rip Kirby's Alex raymond to the quick and easy inking style of Milton Caniff. His style influenced many of the later DC artists, such as Gil Kane, Mike Sekowsky and Carmine Infantino, many of whom did a bit of ghosting on Flash Gordon here and there (although I am not sure about Infantino, there). His style, together with that of Alex Toth, laid the basis for the DC house style. But like Toth, Barry's early work can't be fully appreciated if you can't eprint the DC work he did in those erly years. All we have now for Toth is his later work (which is awsome as well and has been reprinted bu IDW in a superb series of books) and for Barry his early work for Gleason and some pieces here and there such as this one.

In 1954, Joe Kubert did a couple of quick jobs for Gleason, after his partnership with Norman Maurer fell through and before he landed at DC. I like that heavy early inkine of Kubert.

In the same issue you get Pete Morisi. Although much has been made from the likeness of his style with that of george Tuska, if you see them side by side they are immediately recognizable. As stylized as Tuska was, Morisi seems even more so.

Howard O'Donnell is in the same 'school' as Tuska and Morisi. He did not do a lot of comic book art, in fat I only know of his few pieces for Stan Lee's Timely/Atlas. But here he is, doing a very enjoyable who dunnit. Don't peek, now.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Boy Oh Boy

Friday Comic Book Day

Before Pete Morisi stopped being a comic book artist and became a policman (who does comic books on hte side), he worked all over the place. Here we see him do a short story at Gleason's Boy Love Girl, de folow up to Boy Meets Girls (which seems like the normal order of things although Boy Marries Girl and Boy Betrays Girl With His Seretary never materialized)).

Saturday, February 09, 2013

Rip It Or Not

Friday Comic Book Day.

In the fifties, artist Pete Morisi did fillers and short stories for so many different compnies, Charlton expert Ramon Schenk privately told me that he wondered if Morisi did not have an agent or representative geting those jobs for him. Here are some of the one pagers he did for Harvey's war titles.

Friday, September 28, 2012

War! What Is It Good For?! Filling Those Last Pages!

Friday Comic Book Day.

Pappy Golden Age of Comics Blogzine has the last Captain Marvel story from Whiz comics #155 (although there would be more in Captain Marvel Adventures), but I am more interested in the fillers in these issues. In this case, it's a not very special story og Fawcett's horror narrator Dr. Death and war story drawn by Pete Morisi. Some people may think this is George Tuska again but the details and backgrounds clearly make it the work of Morisi himself - although it is fom a period when they were very close. Having seen many of theit stories in this period I have come to believe that Tuska was more influenced by Morisi than the other way around. At least until he started doing superheroes.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Orange and Purple Haze

Friday Comic Book Day.

I am still getting together the rest of the Juliet Jones story for tomorrow. So here are two more Stan Lee/George Tuska wester stories. Not the best either of them ever produced, but you've got to admire the easy with which they pulled these off. From the 'what the hell is going on with those color' age of Marvel.

And for those of you who want to compare the work of George Tuska and Pete Morisi, I have added two stories Morisi did around the same time.