Friday, March 23, 2012

I too suffer from grasshopper mi

Major Victory number 2

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Kids, sock the Axis with this wastepaper punch!

I think I've mentioned this before but whenever I come across one of these ads I'm struck by how strange that sense of common purpose and shared sacrifice seems today.

From Captain Marvel Adventures number 38

Monday, March 12, 2012

A fine cover from Joe Kubert's St. John run

As mentioned before, St. John put out some great comics.

St. John Publications -- Nightmare #10

Saturday, March 10, 2012

But no Adam Strange

St. John was a small but extremely influential comic publisher of the late Fifties. No doubt much of the credit goes to managing co-editor Joe Kubert. Not only did Kubert produce a tremendous number of stories for St. John (covering everything from cavemen to romance), he also did a great job hiring and managing gifted artists like Everett Kinstler, Matt Baker and Murphy Anderson. Fans of DC's Silver Age (particularly Mystery in Space) should enjoy "The Cycle of Time" from St. John's Nightmare #10.

Friday, March 9, 2012

When Joe Kubert first got the idea of teaching comic art

This would turn into a lucrative gig.

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Thursday, March 8, 2012