Thursday, October 31, 2013


Some Amazingly Psychedelic
Stories And Art In Warren's
Dracula Graphic Novel. Never
Bought When It Came Out In 
The 70's But It Sure Is Nice.


The Artists Are Esteban Maroto,
Enrich Sio And Jose M Bea.

Strangely Enough No
Dracula Story In The Book.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Cartoonists Make Better Lovers : Ida Noh

Okay, that’s a joke name because I have no idea in the world who the artist(s) is on this gorgeous piece of comic book work. It’s been puzzling me for over a dozen years and maybe some sharp eyed reader can solve this mystery.

My Best Friend’s Guy!” comes from the pages of LOVE JOURNAL #24, a comic put out by Our Publishing in May of 1954. I came to possess it back in 1999. My boss’s wife was the executer of her cousin’s estate, a mentally challenged man who had horded a box of comics that were bought in his youth. I don’t know how the cache was stored but the vast majority were in horrible condition. Still I paid 50 bucks and took the lot. This issue of LOVE JOURNAL was in decent shape except for some intense discoloration. I really wasn’t into romance books at this time, but as I leafed through it I was blown away by the fabulous art in this story.

In a vague way the body positions and attention to detail remind me of Reed Crandall, but it lacks some of his trademarks like his ‘floating head’ panels.

I searched the GCD and DGM for info, but this comic hasn’t been indexed or sent in. Then I tried to find other comics from this publisher, in the same era to see if I might find the same artist(s), but to no avail.

I’ve attempted to color correct these images as best I can. If you do ID the art, please let us know!

*Editors Note: The Art Looks Like Mort Leav To Me.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

My Heroine Addiction: USA

Quality Comics briefly ran a strip in their title FEATURE COMICS that starred; USA the Spirit of Old Glory. Essentially she was their variation of Timely’s “Miss America” and Holyoke’s “Miss Victory”, a star spangled superwoman. With her torch talisman she appears to have super-strength and the ability to fly. While she’s not invulnerable, her American Flag cape is bulletproof and she uses it to ward off gunfire.

Here are 3 of her adventures:


I find it interesting that she doesn’t seem to possess a civilian identity. It leads me to wonder whether her friends call her YouEssAy or Ossah ?


Monday, October 28, 2013


Another Jeff Jones Classic
From Skywald's Psycho.
This Is One Of My 
Favorite Stories He 
Wrote And Drew In The 70's
And Somone Who Looks 
A Lot Like Mike Kaluta Is 
One Of The Characters.


One Of Rocks Greatest Songwriters
And One Of His Best Songs

Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Second Captain Marvel

Published By Myron Fass
Created By Carl Burgos
And Roger Elwood 
This is The Second And 
Strangest Incarnation
Of Captain Marvel.
Captain Marvel's title lasted 
four issues, and he also appeared 
in two issues of Captain Marvel Presents the Terrible Five.