Craig hasn't posted the link to his Ask Mr. Silver Age article about the 1960s Harvey Heroes in Comics Buyers Guide #1680 (Aug. 2011) yet, so I'll try to be helpful and get some discussion going here.

 

The theme of this issue is comics we'd like to see reprinted, a topic the AMSA forumites have discussed frequently over the years. Mr. Age reviews Harvey's attempts to do super-heroes during the height of the Silver Age, 1965 or so. I've never seen any of these, and frankly, after his descriptions, I probably don't want to. Outside of some historical significance (Jim Steranko's early pre-Marvel work), I don't know that any of it is worth reprinting, even in a cheap format (although, as I frequently say I'd buy it!).

 

Once again I'm thankful that Mr. Silver Age is here to read this stuff so I don't have to.

 

Hoy

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I thought it looked like Kirby, too. Here's what GCD says:

https://www.comics.org/issue/19529/

Interesting how it was pieced together.

Richard Willis said:

I thought it looked like Kirby, too. Here's what GCD says:

https://www.comics.org/issue/19529/

Okay, so this thread is about six years old now, and in that timeframe I don't think Harvey has moved the ball one iota towards reprinting any of the cool stuff we talked about in this thread. Of course, some of this stuff is available on public domain websites, but that's mostly the 1950s material. I think Harvey (or whoever is caretaker of Harvey these days) still retains the rights to all or most of its kid humor material, but I dunno who's in charge of all the wacky one- and two-shots of the Silver Age. Probably nobody is clamoring to see this stuff again, but that BLAST-OFF comic a few posts above me sure looks cool, whether or not it really is.

This Wiki article has a lot of information.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Comics

Most of the contents from Blast Off #1 were reprinted in The Simon and Kirby Library - Science Fiction (Titan, 2010).

I know my local library has some of the S&K books; I'll have to check to see if they've got the sci-fi one, cuz I had no idea they included Harvey reprints in there. Thanks for the tip!



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