Saturday, June 11, 2022

Space Hero Saturdays SPACEHAWK "Treachery of Smebar"

We present SpaceHawk's first two-part tale...
...involving the rechristened "Lone Wolf of the Void" in interstellar treachery!

Since this tale from Novelty's Target Comics #12 (1941) is continued next issue, well present the sequel story next week instead of the usual alternating with a different Space Hero, who will appear in two weeks!

Friday, June 10, 2022


Ever wonder how Serious Steve (Spider-Man) Ditko would've handled a MAD comic book-type story?
Well, wonder no longer, true believer!
Charlton's From Here to Insanity #10 (1955) provides the answer!
And it's surprisingly-good, despite the lame premise by an unknown scripter!
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Thursday, June 9, 2022

Tales Twice Told STRANGE WORLDS "Sabotage on Space Station 1" you'll see where that "flavor" came from!
Damn, we humans are good at this sort of world-saving stuff, eh?
This Norman Nodel-illustrated tale from Avon's Strange Worlds #7 (1952) could have been the basis of an episode of Space: 1999 or Classic Star Trek with just a couple of tweaks!
As to why it was reworked...
Eerie Publications had been using photostats and negatives from defunct comics companies as the source material for their b/w magazine line.
About a year in, they started using South American artists eager to break into the comics market and American artists like Dick Ayers and Chic Stone (who were losing work as the Silver Age ended and comics companies cut back their lines) to re-do old stories with a more contemporary style.
Some illustrators totally-redid the art, using new "camera angles" and clothing/technology designs reflecting contemporary tastes.
In this particular case, artist Cirilo Munoz just lightboxed and re-inked the Nodel artwork!
Editor Carl (Golden Age Human Torch) Burgos eliminated the opening captions and modified a couple of captions and dialogue balloons, but otherwise left the unknown writer's original script intact.
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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Wednesday Worlds of Wonder ADVENTURES OF THE DOVER BOYS Chapter 3 "Lost in the Jungle"

Is your spine tingling?
Then let's continue, boys and girls...with one caveat:
May be NSFW due to politically-incorrect ethnic/racial stereotypes common to the period (1950).
As you might have guessed from the ad at the end of this chapter, Archie Comics was not above doing their own imitation of their most successful character!
Be here...
NEXT WEDNESDAY see if The Dover Boys can avoid a "certain and horrible death!"

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Tales Twice Told WEIRD WORLDS "Terror on Station One!"

Here's an early 1970s sci-fi space opera tale...
...that reads and "feels" like a 1950s sci-fi space opera tale!
Wonder why this Cirillo Munoz-rendered tale from Eerie Publications' Weird Worlds V1N10 (1970) feels so...out of date in an early 1970s magazine?
Perhaps because it's almost a line-for-line, panel for panel, re-do of a 1950s story!
Be here
to see the original four-color version by a different artist!
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Sunday, June 5, 2022

The Summer of RetroBlog™ is Coming!

 From July 4th to Labor Day, there will be MUCH MORE MUST-READ stuff...

...on your favorite RetroBlogs™ this summer!
Most of the RetroBlogs™ will be going daily with a themed multi-day posting!
It could be an extra-long story broken into chapters!
It could be several different stories with a common element!
It could be a grab-bag of kool stuff!
Dare You Miss It?