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 on: October 18, 2017, 11:14:35 PM 
Started by fosofos - Last post by fosofos
My first upload.

I may have munged up making the cbz.


 2 
 on: October 18, 2017, 07:59:13 PM 
Started by MarkWarner - Last post by Captain Audio
I think the treachery of the henchman the Phantom knight first captured then set free was a direct reference to the War Crimes trials where every captured NAZI claimed he was just following orders and wasn't responsible for their criminal acts. The Phantom knight was just too trusting.
You just can't trust those south polarite scum.

It became necessary to completely destroy the enemy, which many during the late 40's and early 50's wished they could have done to both Germans and Japanese. In a way it was a method of excusing allied use of bombing of population areas, which our enemies had always done anyway.

 3 
 on: October 18, 2017, 04:10:18 PM 
Started by MarkWarner - Last post by paw broon
Well, that's an interesting question.  Since I uploaded the book in 2012, a tiny bit of info. has appeared.  GCD have very little on the title, but Lambiek lists the artist as Virgil Tighe - despite the artist's signature on page 3 reading C M Tighe, as it does in the 2nd of the 3 issues we have.  Lambiek note that Tighe drew alternate issues with Don Ryan - see signature in #18 - on the others, hence the difference in the art that crash noted, and they give the date as 1947 - '48.

 4 
 on: October 17, 2017, 10:30:02 AM 
Started by Norman French - Last post by Norman French
Very Good indeed.
Link to the book: Bengala 03

 5 
 on: October 17, 2017, 04:30:03 AM 
Started by The Australian Panther - Last post by The Australian Panther
checking out the origin of 'Hugh Hazard and His Iron Man' ( not at all bad for the period) I find a police commissioner firing a flare into the sky to alert the hero. In August 1939, does this predate the Bat Signal?
Just had to add this.
Only serious source of info on George Brenner.
Most sources, which are brief, credit his character 'The clock' as the first masked comic hero. This source is more accurate and gives more detail.
http://qualitycomics.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/george-brenner-full-story.html
But seriously, check the link and tell me, 'Did George Brenner look like ARNOLD or not?'
Link to the book: Smash Comics 01

 6 
 on: October 17, 2017, 04:30:03 AM 
Started by The Australian Panther - Last post by The Australian Panther
checking out the origin of 'Hugh Hazard and His Iron Man' ( not at all bad for the period) I find a police commissioner firing a flare into the sky to alert the hero. In August 1939, does this predate the Bat Signal?
Just had to add this.
Only serious source of info on George Brenner.
Most sources, which are brief, credit his character 'The clock' as the first masked comic hero. This source is more accurate and gives more detail.
http://qualitycomics.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/george-brenner-full-story.html
But seriously, check the link and tell me, 'Did George Brenner look like ARNOLD or not?'
Link to the book: Smash Comics 01

 7 
 on: October 17, 2017, 04:00:02 AM 
Started by The Australian Panther - Last post by The Australian Panther
Last 'Bozo the Robot' A sad ending. Is this story Brenner's comment on its cancellation?
The 'Jester' story here is a case of truth being stranger than fiction. There was a real life case of this happening which was used in the TV series 'Homicide: Life on the Street' which was adapted from 'Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets', a non-fiction book by Baltimore Sun reporter David Simon, based on his experience following a Baltimore Police Department homicide unit. Well worth reading.
Oh, and I nearly forgot. Yet another 'Lady Satan'
Link to the book: Smash Comics 41

 8 
 on: October 17, 2017, 03:30:01 AM 
Started by The Australian Panther - Last post by The Australian Panther
checking out the origin of 'Hugh Hazard and His Iron Man' ( not at all bad for the period) I find a police commissioner firing a flare into the sky to alert the hero. In August 1939, does this predate the Bat Signal?
Link to the book: Smash Comics 01

 9 
 on: October 17, 2017, 03:00:01 AM 
Started by The Australian Panther - Last post by The Australian Panther
This is curious for several reasons.
First the cover highlights 'Bozo the Robot'
but inside the book the character is Hugh Hazard's 'Iron Man'
Second. The cover shows a man menaced by a Robot so we assume Good Man, Bad Robot (Apologies to J. J. Abrams) until we look closer and see that the man is clearly deranged, but in fact the robot is the good guy!
Third, The Robot is so goofy looking! What is he grinning at?
I've read complicated arguments as to where Lee and Kirby got the idea for Iron Man, but I've not seen a reference to this character.
Marvel and DC in the 'Silver age' strip-mined names and concepts from out of copyright Golden age sources. they showed a pretty good knowledge of competitors characters so I wouldn't be surprised if this character wasn't an influence.
Link to the book: Smash Comics 08

 10 
 on: October 16, 2017, 04:50:29 AM 
Started by freddyfly - Last post by freddyfly
Tonight: same as last message except insert #109!

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