Thursday, September 03, 2015

Jerry Lewis IS the Fearless Tarantula!-1964

Most comics fans are familiar with the infamous Jerry Lewis meets Batman comic of 1966. Here, from 1964, is a much better done spoof of comics heroes. In fact, it's been said that writer Arnold Drake was one of the few DC folks who actually paid any attention at all to Marvel Comics as it snuck up and passed them in popularity. This spider-hero would certainly seem to be more evidence of that. Some genuinely amusing gags and downright impressive art form Bob Oksner.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Jughead Ad

With Jughead about to get a new reboot from Archie Comics with the inevitable new # 1, here's a look back at a great ad from the early days of his original comic.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Batgirl and Commissioner Gordon

Yvonne Craig and Bob Hastings in McHALE'S NAVY.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

R.I.P. Yvonne Craig

This is a tough one to take. Yvonne Craig passed on Monday of this week. I first saw her in the movie SKI PARTY...or maybe in DOBIE GILLIS. Or STAR TREK.  None of that matters. She was and will always be...BATGIRL! The BATMAN series took a nosedive when she came on for various reasons, none of which had to do with Yvonne, who was much loved by male and female fans alike. My 6th grade girlfriend would pretend to be Batgirl and I would help her catch the bad guys as Robin! Yvonne Craig had a great sense of comic timing, a wonderfully wispy face, and even played a few good villain roles in the 1970s, not suffering nearly the typecasting that affected Burt Ward and Adam West. 
Rest In Peace

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Alan Davis--UK Art 1984

A rarely seen early pinup from one of my all-time favorite comics artists.