Friday, April 26, 2019

Watch Out for these Swindles! (1948)

A public service from the pages of Public Enemies comics back in 1948. Proof human nature ain't changed much in the past 70 years. 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

JACK KAMEN visits The Ghost Gallery (1948)

Before taking his talents to EC, Jack Kamen did a lot of stuff for Fiction House and the Iger Shop. Many issues of Jumbo Comics feature him on three different series. One of those series was The Ghost Gallery, and this entry, from Jumbo #114 in Aug 1948, is one of the coolest. Five years later the tale was later chopped to five pages and rerun in Ghost Comics #6 as "Payoff Blues." Thanks to DIGDiD for uploading it to Comic Book Plus (.com).

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Michael H.Price's MOE LESTER meets SHERLOCK HOLMES (1995)

This cool stuff from Michael H. Price, one of the many adventures of Konstable Moe Lester, appeared in Krime Duzzin't Pay #1 back in 1995. Wade in and free yourself from the tyranny of correct spelling. I'm pretty sure it's all copyright © M.H. Price, and I hope he won't punch me out for sharing it with you. 

Friday, April 19, 2019

Forgotten Stories: Flash Fiction by ED LACY (1945-46)

When I was hunting hardboiled writers back in the '80s, I picked up a few paperbacks by Ed Lacy, but never got around to reading them. Were these comic book fillers written by the same guy? I don't know, but have no reason to think otherwise. The paperback Lacy's real name, Google tells me, was Len Zinberg. He also wrote stuff under that name, and won the Edgar for Best Novel in 1958 for Room to Swing

"The Ghost of Dutch Emil" appeared in Rangers Comics #30 in August 1946, and was reprinted five years later in Fight Comics #75 as "Ghost Vengeance." "Right Hook to Tokyo" appeared in Rangers Comics #26 in December 1945. I found both on Comic Book Plus (.com).