Wednesday, May 5, 2021

HAMMETT HERALD-TRIBUNE: Writing - Or Not (1940)


Burlington Free Press, Feb. 3, 1940

St. Louis Globe-Democrat, May 9, 1940

Des Moines Register, July 2, 1940

San Francisco Examiner, Sept. 30, 1940

Tampa Tribune, Oct. 30, 1940

Honolulu Star Bulletin, Nov. 5, 1940

Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dec. 30, 1940

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

A Funnybook Biography of ALAN LADD (1950)


Here, from Famous Stars #3 (1950) is the low-down on the star of such swell films as The Blue Dahlia, The Glass Key and This Gun for Hire (and, because people won't let me forget it, that western with the snot-nosed kid). The art is by a feller you may remember, by the name of John Buscema.








Thursday, April 29, 2021

Will Murray's DOC SAVAGE - Part 5 (The End, so far!)


In 2015, in another of my favorite adventures - ranking right up there, and maybe even eclipsing - Skull Island, Doc met The Master of Darkness, And not only did he did meet him again a few books later, but sister Pat got her own adventure, too. 

Mr. Murray has been mining other veins for the past couple years - with Tarzan and The Spider, but I suspect he ain't yet done with Doc. Time will tell. Will he find a way for Doc to team up with The Lord of the Jungle? I hope so! That one would be up there in my top three Doc favorites, for sure.

I was hoping to see a new Shadow series from Will, but that seems unlikely - at least for a while - because the rights have been granted to the James Patterson fiction machine, and some accomplice named Brian Sitts is writing a present day adventure of our hero. Sounds like a bad idea to me.





(also includes the story "The Valley of Eternity")

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

HAMMETT HERALD-TRIBUNE: The Little Foxes (1939)


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Pittsburg Sun-Telegraph, Feb. 10, 1939

St. Louis Globe-Democrat, Feb. 24, 1939

St. Louis Globe-Democrat, Mar. 1, 1939

St. Louis Globe-Democrat, Mar. 20, 1939

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Harvey Kurtzman's POTS-SHOT PETE Rides Again! (1950)


Yep, it's another rousing adventure with the sheriff of Yucca-Pucca Gulch. This one appeared in John Wayne Adventure Comics #5, back in Oct. 1950. We first met Pete when he battled the fearsome McYetnit Boys, right HERE. Thanks to movielover for the ComicBookPlus scan.