"Crack Western #64 (Quality, 1950)
Arizona helps take down a crooked town boss.
Thunder saves Arizona in this one. The fight sequence that follows reminds me of Rob's account here of the opening of Warlord #2…"
"Crack Western #63 (Quality, 1949)
Crack Comics was converted into a Western with this issue. My guess is Quality was imitating DC, which had converted All-American Comics into All-American Western the previous year. DC also converted All Star…"
"Before Red Ryder Fred Harman did a similar strip called Bronc Peeler. The net tells me it was set in the present day. For at least part of its run its topper was a Western panel called On the Range. I really like these: the images look like…"
"I used to think a musketeer was a swordsman, because of the Three Musketeers. Actually a musketeer is a soldier who carries a musket.
Well, until now I've always assumed a cavalier was a swordsman. Not so. It simply means…"
"The GCD tells me that's one of the issues with the AA bulllet. It says the story was written by Robert Kanigher. It's the earliest DC (DC/National or AA) story it assigns to him. The supporting strips were "Little Boy…"
"DC dropped a number of superhero features in the period while continuing to put out around the same number of titles (around 30 titles a month on average, I think). My guess is Infantino thought the line should de-campify and diversify, and he…"
"Thanks for posting that.
The author's point about the personal nature of kids' reading is interesting. I think it explains why there's a place for comics in a world with TV. They're visual like TV, but more personal."
""YES Spider-Man! You've been a bigger fool than you IMAGINED!
Search your life, and you will SEE it's true! At every stage I was there! Frustrating your hopes! Destroying your dreams! You even renounced your marriage due to ME!
"Crime Smasher #1 (Fawcett, 1948)
Spy Smasher's series commenced in Whiz Comics in the first issue. In Whiz Comics #76 (1946) the hero was demobilised and retired his Spy Smasher identity. He got the idea of fighting crime in place of…"
Henry K has asked me to relay an invitation to you: I'd appreciate it if you could let Luke Blanchard, Phillip Portelli, and anyone else who posted in my "NEW GODS", "WESTERNS" and "BIBLE" threads know about my KIRBY LAND group.
After a Jack Kirby Fan Group forum was hijacked by an unscrupulous individual on Facebook, Henry began his own forum, titled "Kirbyland" where he, and like-minded individuals continue to promote their beliefs on Facebook.
He wanted you to know.
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