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Mar 30 15 9:24 AM
Osgood Peabody wrote:
Likewise the Turok cover Hep! Do the stories measure up?
No, not really.
Osgood Peabody wrote:Who drew the interiors on those issues?
The interiors were pencilled by Giovanni Ticci and inked by Alberto Giolitti. I believe George Wilson painted the covers.
Mar 30 15 8:26 PM
Osgood Peabody wrote:This bonus installment takes us back to the very beginning of the 1960s, when ... the comic book racks were still full of monsters and aliens!
dlc320 wrote:But what a great range of titles, all the superhero stuff from DC and only two of the fantasy scfi comics (Strange Adventures and Mystery in Space) due to spotty distribution in town. Much of Dell's stuff, I loved the Disney, Tarzan, little lulu, and movie adaptions. Also lots of Archie but I wasnt a slave to any one title for obvious reasons.
dc320 wrote:The lack of a superhero glut was never a problem for me anyway. In fact, I loved the wide variety available in comics back then. Tarzan, Uncle Scrooge, Mickey's five part serials in WDC&S the DC Scifi comics that I bought not to mention The Challs and such filled my need for adventure.
Yes! The comic stands of January 1960 showcased a riot of competing genres. They thus much more closely resembled those of the mid-fifties than those a mere three years later when costumed superheroes were already dominating the racks. Here's a quick look at some of the competing offerings from January 1960 that we haven't much discussed in this thread:
Archie wasn't the only company publishing teen comics, and DC wasn't the only company with war and romance comics, and westerns galore were being published even by DC! While most of the above titles did not pass the test of time and would be discontinued within five years, I'd still happily add any of them to my collection today!
May 10 17 2:51 PM
Yossarian wrote:In January 1960, Charlton started its first Captain Atom comics.
That blue and purple colour combination was of course very cool as well. The colours of his costume actually underwent quite a bit of modification in his first four appearances in Space Adventures:
So somehow the art department at Charlton jumped the gun on the cover illustration of Space Adventures 33 and gave Captain Atom's costume colours that he wasn't wearing yet!
May 12 17 2:14 PM
DennisDaMennis wrote:I'm 66, but, ummm. . . well, for me superheroes actually were the be all end all of comics reading/buying back in the day.
If I had money left over after buying my superhero comics, I'd buy Dennis the Menace, Peanuts, Rockey & Bullwinkle -- and that was pretty much it. No Archies, no Harveys, no Westerns, no funny animals, definitely no war comics.
When the Marvel Age started with FF #1, it was the death knell for non-superhero comics for me. There were always too many masks and capes on the racks for me to have any discretionary change for alternate genres.
May 15 17 8:24 PM
Hepcat wrote:Did you ever pick up The Adventures of the Fly/Jaguar or Space Adventures with Captain Atom in the 1959-61 years?
May 16 17 10:21 AM
DennisDaMennis wrote:Looking back, I think I realized (either consciously or unconsciously) that animated cartoons could do funny animals better than comics.....
DennisEDaMennis wrote:The promo for the upcoming Fly #1 was sensational! I couldn't wait to get it.
DennisDaMennis wrote:When Jaguar and the Fly began using the Weisinger formula, I enjoyed the books even more, because I "grew up" on the Superman titles (and hadn't outgrown them yet.)
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