Friday, October 11, 2019

Forgotten Stories: "Alone" by FREDERICK NEBEL (1926)

Before becoming "the backbone of Black Mask" (as someone once called him), Frederick Nebel was writing mainly adventure and western stories. The first of these appeared in 1925 in Action Stories, Lariat and North-West Stories. By the time this one appeared, in the August 22, 1926 issue of North-West Stories, he had made over twenty appearances in those magazines, and one in Black Mask. The best stuff was still to come, beginning with the first MacBride and Kennedy story in September 1928, but he was already a better than average pulpster, and apparently possessed a very cool hair-shirt.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

I Go To A Model Show (Part 2)

I built monster models when I was a kid. Didn't everybody? But I gotta admit - they weren't this cool. Does it make me want to try again. No. Hell no.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

"Fighting Daniel Boone" by EVERETT RAYMOND KINSTLER (1953)

As you may have noticed, I'm a great admirer of the work of Everett Raymond Kinstler. After some fine interior illo work in the pulps, he produced a ton of great comic book covers. He also illustrated a number of stories, but his fine line work sometimes suffered from poor printing on the cheap paper. Thankfully, this adventure of Mr. Dan'l Boone (from the 1953 Fighting Daniel Boone #only - thanks to comicbookplus's movielover) came out better than most. When you get to the end, you'll see the contents page, printed in black and white on the inside cover. Makes me wish ALL of his comic work had been printed in b&w on good paper. You'll find more of his black and white work and a nice Jesse James story HERE.