Sunday, January 30, 2011

WHIZ WILSON and his Futuroscope

Whiz Wilson appeared in SURE FIRE COMICS v1#1-#3 (there were two #3s/June-Oct 1940) and continued in LIGHTNING COMICS v1#4-v2#4 (Dec 1940-Dec 1941).

LIGHTNING COMICS V2#4 (December 1941)
story and art by unknown

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Amazing Golden Age Adventure Funnies #2 - DR. MORTAL Preview!

Time once again for some shameless self-promotion!


Featuring six tales from Weird Comics #14 (May 1941):
  • The Dart & Ace!
  • Sorceress of Zoom!
  • The Eagle & Buddy!
  • Doctor Mortal!
  • Marga the Panther Woman!
  • Blast Bennett!
52 pages | full color | $7.99

Check out this preview featuring the complete Dr. Mortal story!

(Winter 2011)
[reprinted from WEIRD COMICS #14 (May 1941)]
story and art by Bert Whitman

Sunday, January 16, 2011

ALIAS The SPIDER vs Death's Cold Hand!

A champion of justice whose weapons are a steel bow and blazing arrows which carry his seal...this is ALIAS The reality, young Tom Hallaway!

CRACK COMICS #16 (September 1941)
stroy and art by Paul Gustavson

ALIAS The SPIDER around the web:

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Kalora! It's MARVELO, Monarch of Magicians!!

Marvelo, Monarch of Magicians was...well, a magician! He had the power to do just about anything that the story required by shouting "Kalora!"

Created by Fred Guardineer (who also created Zatara Master Magician for DC Comics and Tor the Magic Master for Quality, anyone else sense a pattern...?), Marvelo appeared in BIG SHOT COMICS #1-20 (May 1940-Dec 1941), and THE FACE #1 (1941).

BIG SHOT COMICS #8 (December 1940)
story by Gardner Fox?; art by Fred Guardineer

Sunday, December 12, 2010

YOUNG ROBINHOOD Calls it Quits!!

There's very little info online for Young Robinhood (often misspelled "Young Robin Hood"). Here's what Public Domian Super Heroes has:
Billy Lackington, son of one New York City's wealthiest men, decides to use his archery skills to fight against the criminals who preyed on the poor. He used his fascination with Robin Hood as his costumed theme. He soon shifted his scope to fighting the Axis powers and crime in general. He recruited a group of local street kids - "Fatso," "Shorty," and "Freckles" - to serve as his "Merry Men." On their second adventure, the Merry Men got codenames, becoming Friar Tucker, Little John, and Big Doc. Doc was killed in action early on, but Friar Tucker and Little John continued to assist Young Robin Hood until their feature was canceled.

Young Robin Hood and his allies operated out of a secret base hidden in Central Park which they built using the money they managed to pool together. They fought villains such as The Crow King and the Veiled Lady.
Young Robinhood debuted in BOY COMICS #3 (April 1942) and ran through issue #32 (February 1947), never to be heard from again...

BOY COMICS #9 (April 1943)
story by ?; art by Alan Mandel