Saturday, November 14, 2020

Space Force Saturdays SPACE SQUADRON "Fiends with Four Arms" / MARVEL TALES "Starmen"

From Atlas' Space Squadron #2 (1951)...'s the cover-featured tale which was a rarity for Atlas Comics...a text story!
We don't know who the scripter is for the text feature from Atlas' Space Squadron #2 (1951), but the artist is Werner Roth who became the primary Jet Dixon artist as of this issue, replacing George Tuska.
Roth is best-known as the penciler (after Jack Kirby) of most of the early (1965-1969) run of Marvel's X-Men!
Oddly, the feature was reprinted a couple of years later in Atlas' Marvel Tales #116 (1953)...when Jet Dixon's replacement series, Speed Carter: SpaceMan, was being published!
Since the Marvel Tales cover wasn't a reprint of the earlier Space Squadron cover (or even related to the story), the title was changed, and the insert art replaced by a generic spaceship.
But the character names remained the same!
Note: This is the only Jet Dixon story to ever be reprinted!
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Friday, November 13, 2020

Friday the 13th Fun TIPPY'S FRIEND GO-GO "Egg-Head in Friday the 13th"

One of the better Archie clones of the 1960s was Tippy Teen, who had both her own book...
and two spin-off titles featuring a Riverdale-like ensemble of supporting characters who had their own features, including Egg-Head...who was called that only because he wore glasses and looked like a nerd!
If the story doesn't make much sense, the fact it was from Tower's Tippy's Friend Go-Go #15 (1969), which was the last book of the series and the company was already winding down to close the doors a month later, might have loosened the editorial standards a tad...
You'll note the art appears exactly like the Archie Comics "house look"!
That's because the Tippy Teen books were illustrated almost entirely by moonlighting Archie artists, though which particular one did this tale is unknown!
BTW, Egg-Head was not the first Tower Comics character to bear that name!
One of the original members of the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Squad (a non-superpowered backup team for the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents) was named...Egghead!

I'm not sure how "well-trained" and "highly-skilled" the "super-brilliant strategist" was since he died in his second appearance...

Thursday, November 12, 2020

CoronaVirus Christmas Festive FaceMasks

Though the pandemic is limiting our usual Yuletide festivities, we should be prepared...

...if we can celebrate with family and friends by using festive face masks like these
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Wednesday Worlds of Wonder LOST WORLD "City of Lost Souls"

When Last We Left the Apocalyptic Archer and Alien Princess...

...WOW, The Lost World finally made the cover of Planet Comics!
But cover artist Joe Doolin didn't get many of the details right (like costume details and coloring), he did include a wrecked Eiffel Tower, since most of the story takes place in a devasted Paris, France!
And it is a real attention-grabber!
Well, that'll teach Hunt Bowman not to steal other people's stuff, eh?
Fiction House's Planet Comics #30 (1944) begins a new ongoing plotline about an odyssey to return to what remains of America!
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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Salute to the Veterans!

Tomorrow is Veteran's Day!
A sincere 
Thank You
for your service, men and women of our Armed Forces, past and present, for your dedication and sacrifice!

Monday, November 9, 2020

Monday Madness / Holiday Reading Room CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL "Twas the Night Before Christmas and All Through the House..."

It's a pretty long title for a one-pager...
...but the pay-off makes it worthwhile.
The writer and artist for this piece from the one-shot anthology Christmas Carnival (published by Ziff-Davis in 1952 and reprinted by St John in 1955) are, sadly, unknown.
But we didn't want this piece, unseen for 65 years, to be here it is for your enjoyment!
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Sunday, November 8, 2020

Christmas Cards...NOT a Luxury in the Pandemic Age!

With most of us, sadly, not doing our usual big Thanksgiving or Christmas get-togethers due to Covid-19... do we communicate our holiday wishes to friends and family in this high-tech, impersonal age?
Why, Christmas Cards, of course...and not the e-mail type!
Remember how, after Thanksgiving, you'd look forward to getting those envelopes with colorful Yuletide cards (usually with lots of handwritten news and in-jokes from the sender!)
Remember the warmth with loved ones you'd feel from those?
Remember how you'd create displays on the mantlepiece or stairs with the koolest of those cards?
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