Saturday, December 10, 2011
A reader caught this when I didn't. This panel from a Dec, 1938 RUSTY & HIS PALS story by Bob Kane was lifted nearly intact by Kane as a panel for the debut BAT-MAN story 6 months later in DETECTIVE! Since much of that story has been documented as Alex Raymond swipes, I'm wondering if this panel, too, might have originally come from FLASH GORDON! Thanks Silver Fox!
Friday, December 9, 2011
Could be just me but this cover seems kind of dull compared to what we've been getting. Still Creig F doing the honors, though. The single most interesting thing about this issue, however, is the ad below. Looks like Siegel and Shuster were attempting to take advantage of their success at DC by starting a mail-order "school" out of Jerry's home address in Cleveland (designated a landmark in a 2009 ceremony as seen in the pic below). Odd to find the creators of such dramatic and fantastic strips as the ones listed here (as well as the oddly omitted DOCTOR OCCULT) selling their expertise on HUMOR!
Thursday, December 8, 2011
In this issue, the serious strips far outnumber the humorous ones. The former include:
BARRY O'NEILL, TOM BRENT, FEDERAL MEN, DALE DARING, CAPTAIN DESMO, TOD HUNTER, THE GOLDEN DRAGON, RUSTY & HIS PALS and ANCHORS AWEIGH, most taking up 3-4 pages. Many were still in two colors or black and white.
This was the one new strip this time around. Meanwhile, OL' OZ BOPP which has appeared for quite a run, finishes with this issue.