Friday, September 17, 2021

It Ain't Easy

Saturday Leftover Day. Roy Crane's Wash Tubbs and Captain Easy was a very influential strip, because if the ease with with it combined simple stylized storytelling with esciting characters and story lines. It has been reprinted several times and no comic fan or historian should be without those. But before Captain Easy joined Washing Tubbs the third fot their adventures, Roy Crane and his rich boy character had plenty of exciting trips themselves.


Sunday, September 12, 2021

Who Does He Think he Is?

Sunday Al Williamson Sunday Surprise. Stan Lee was pretty soon claiming Al Williamson for himself. His ellustrative style gave Lee's light plots just the amount om ambellishment they needed. From Outlaw Kid #10.


Friday, September 10, 2021

The Praying Hero

 Saturday Leftover Day.

Two weeks ago I shared the main part of John Spranger's first story for The Saint. Here is the remainder, up to the introduction of the second story. As with the previous one, the quality of the micro-fiche scans isn't the best (and I understand there may be better ones available, just not on my newspapersite), but I think it is worth it to see Spranger's early developement from Bodyguard/Ben Friday/The Bantam Prince to the style he used in The Saint for most of the fifties. Fortunately, Simon Templar does not yet have that annoying goatee that Spranger introduced a couple years into his run.