Saturday, April 17, 2021

Gus Mager's HAWKSHAW THE DETECTIVE


Hawkshaw the Detective, in case you're wondering, began life back in 1910 as Sherlocko the Monk. Sherlock was a spin-off of Gus Mager's strip Knocko the Monk, which featured various characters that were supposed to be monkeys, but looked mighty dang human. When the strip jumped to another syndicate in 1913, it was renamed Hawkshaw the Detective, where it ran until 1922. The strip now featured humans who sometimes looked a little monkish, rather than the other way around. After a two-year break, it ran in still another syndicate for six months, once again under the Sherlocko name. Then it went dark again until 1931, when it landed with the United Features Syndicate, as Hawkshaw. There it thrived until 1952.

I posted some of those very early Sherlocko strips here ten years ago. You can find them HERE

These reprints, from a year yet undetermined, appeared in Comics on Parade #40 in 1943, and was scanned for ComicBookPlus by Mr. freddyfly.




Friday, April 16, 2021

Forgotten Stories: "Tied Up For Tombstone" by W.C. Tuttle (1925)


Tuttle did a series of these tales about the wacky citizens of Piperock for Adventure. This one is from the issue dated Sept. 18, 1918. 









Thursday, April 15, 2021

Will Murray's DOC SAVAGE - Part 3


Beginning in 2011, after a hiatus of eighteen years, Will got back into his Kenneth Robeson pants and started churning out new adventures. These first four (and the five you'll see next week) were also dramatized for Radio Archives. Those audiobooks look mighty interesting, and if I weren't so poor, I'd cough up the dough to sample one. 








Next: Altus Marches On

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

HAMMETT HERALD-TRIBUNE: Political Mania (1939)


San Bernadino County Sun, Jan. 18, 1939

Brooklyn Citizen, June 9, 1939

St. Louis Star and Times, Aug. 14, 1939

Rushville Republican, Aug 31, 1939

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

FRANK FRAZETTA Knows Your America! Do you? It's KING PHILLIP'S WAR (1946)


Here's a different looking style from Mr. F. Looks to me like a guy named Kurtzman sneaked into his studio at night. Anyway, it's from Treasure Comics #8, Aug-Sept 1946, and comes to us from comicbookplus via JonTheScanner.




Saturday, April 10, 2021

SKY MASTERS of the SPACE FORCE by Jack Kirby & Wally Wood - Week 11 - THE STORY ENDS! (1958)


Yes, gang, Sky's first thrilling adventure ends here, as another begins. We'll see him again on the Almanack, I reckon, but next week we'll return to earth and pay a visit to Gus Mager's Hawkshaw the Detective.