For some reason, almost all of the characters created by the legendary Carl Barks got their own solo titles at some point. As unlikely as it seems, the Beagle Boys even got their own title that ran for forty-seven issues over the course of fifteen years (it's schedule was very irregular).
This story features one of the few other characters that didn't have his own book: Gladstone Gander.
from THE BEAGLE BOYS #12, 1971
I highly doubt that the character's name was coincidental. By 1971, Richie Rich was Harvey's top selling title. Perhaps the writer just got tired of using Uncle Scrooge??
Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
There's not a whole lot to say about this. It's Batman. It's from the Sunday newspaper comic section.
What more do you need to know?
by Bob Kane, Charles Paris, and unknown writer (believed to be either Don Cameron or Joe Samachson)
from BATMAN: THE SUNDAY CLASSICS 1943-1946 (ISBN: 978-1-4027-4718-2) 2007
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Here's a hint for all you aspiring comix writers: DON'T GIVE AWAY THE ENDING OF THE STORY IN THE TITLE OF THE STORY!
by Nick Cuti, Nicholas, and Howard
from SCARY TALES #10, October 1977
→A *snarky* look at another story from Charlton's Scary Tales by some guy called "Mr. Satanism" (...and people think my pseudonym is a bit strange!)
Friday, February 25, 2011
It's pretty much a given thing that things are never as cool as you thought they were when you were a child. This here is a fine example.
I never thought too much of the Herculoids when I was little, but I never really hated it either. It was just another cartoon to watch on Saturday mornings. Whether it was good or not didn't matter, we mostly watched whatever channel had the best reception (yeah, that was like a billion years ago).
I haven't watched any of the series since then, so I honestly can't judge it fairly. This story, however, I can judge because it's right here in front of me. There's no lack of action here, but there's one annoying flaw:
from HANNA-BARBERA SUPER TV HEROES #6, July 1969
Pay attention here. The alien lands IN THE SWAMP.
Defeated by water. Now how in the heck did he manage to crawl out of that swamp in the beginning of the story? Oh well, I guess that was the advantage of being one of the anonymous writers for Dell/Gold Key; at least you didn't have to take the blame for these errors.
★The Herculoids FAQ Page
Thursday, February 24, 2011
You know what they say about first impressions, right?
by Daniel Way, Carlo Barbieri, and Walden Wong
from DEADPOOL #33, April 2011
Yep. That's Wade there in a bikini (don't ask).
And here's a closer look:
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Have you ever seen the movie UNBREAKABLE?
Well, if you haven't, I'll rehash one of the important scenes for ya: Samuel Jackson explains to Bruce Willis that one of the key points of "comic storytelling" is the principle of opposites. IE: Green lantern's green power is contradicted by yellow, Aquaman can't fight on land, the Human Torch is beaten by Asbestos Man, yada, yada, yada,.... .
So here's HOT STUFF's exact opposite: FREEZY!
from HOT STUFF CREEPY CAVES #4, May 1975
- THE BEAGLE BOYS
- Sunday Funnies: GOLDEN AGE BATMAN
- FIRST IMPRESSIONS, DEAPOOL STYLE
- Hot Stuff Meets His Worst Enemy
- The Two Ton Superman
- MORE PATSY AND HEDY
- Sunday Funnies: ZIPPY
- PATSY AND HEDY
- Superheroes That Time Forgot: CAPTAIN NICE
- CLAIRE DE NUIT (BETTY BY NIGHT)
- The Batman In Canada
- The St. Valentine's Day Plasterer
- Sunday Funnies: ANDY CAPP
- Deadpool Karaoke
- Richie Rich And The Expert
- Meet Buddy Bradley...
- THE SPIRIT JAM
- Can you tell me how to get to......
- Sunday Funnies: ZIGGY
- FREE BATMAN!
- FAMOUS FIRST APPEARANCE: The Joker
- FAMOUS FIRST APPEARANCE: Patsy Walker
- FAMOUS FIRST APPEARANCE: The Mysterious Mister Myx...
- STAR BORES
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