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Title: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: OtherEric on March 30, 2010, 01:14:59 AM
This is carrying a thread over from another board; it seemed like a fun subject so I wanted to restart it.

http://www.the-isb.com/

A blog more or less dedicated to showing where "silly" meets "awesome", with a complete love of comics in all their glory.  About once a month the writer posts something that literally makes me laugh so hard I can't breathe; and there are often items only slightly less hilarious.  Not that there isn't the occasional serious post as well, which frequently show some very real insight into this wonderful thing we call comics.

http://whirledofkelly.blogspot.com/

A Walt Kelly tribute blog; lots of fun stuff there.

Anybody else have something?
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: Astaldo711 on March 30, 2010, 03:46:36 AM
I love these sites. Never appreciated how many people were interested in comics, especially GA comics.
I love Flashback Universe http://flashbackuniverse.blogspot.com/
Not a blog, but comic related sites:
The Golden Years http://goldenyears.goldenagegraphics.net/
Don Markstein's Toonopedia http://www.toonopedia.com/
Out of Print http://oopcomics.com/?p=28
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: bchat on March 30, 2010, 06:44:55 AM
I'm going to be lazy and repost my choices from the back-up forum ...

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http://www.bigblogcomics.com/ (http://www.bigblogcomics.com/) - The Big Blog of Kids' Comics, I ran across this while looking for Supermouse stories a few weeks ago.

http://majormalcolmwheelernicholson.com/wordpress/ (http://majormalcolmwheelernicholson.com/wordpress/) - A blog about The Major that's pretty insightful.

http://gotomars.free.fr/magician.html (http://gotomars.free.fr/magician.html) - The Magician from Mars - A site (mostly in French except for the scans) containing all the Magician stories from Amazing-Man Comics.

http://goldenageheroes.blogspot.com/ (http://goldenageheroes.blogspot.com/) - This hasn't been updated in over a year, but it has almost 100 GA stories.  For anyone new to Golden Age superheroes looking for a decent starting point, this blog includes a nice sampling of most of the GA publishers.

 ... and a new one for my list ...

http://goldenagecomicbookstories.blogspot.com/ (http://goldenagecomicbookstories.blogspot.com/) - Covers a lot more than just comics, including movie posters & artwork from books.  Lot of great stuff to look at.

I also enjoy "The Golden Years", and would add these other non-blog sites, Fury Comics (http://furycomics.com/) & Pure Excitement Comics (http://home.comcast.net/~pfeonline/), as two more excellent "reprint" sites worth visiting.  All three are great ways for new Golden Age fans to get a good sampling of what Golden Age comics are all about.
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: ernesto_hombre on March 30, 2010, 10:20:55 PM
I have to concur that goldenagecomicbookstories is one of the very best. A huge range of graphic delights and you'll spend hours and then some.

If you want to know more on Spanish language publications, with downloads galore available, you couldn't do much better than hasieran's blog at: http://elchicodelostejados.blogspot.com

Estupendo! Loads of additional links from there too.

Ernesto
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: Ami_GFX on March 30, 2010, 11:51:07 PM
http://colescomics.blogspot.com/
 (http://colescomics.blogspot.com/)
The author is dedicated. Narrow focus but high quality. Jack Cole is one of the golden age greats and not so well reprinted as Kirby or Eisner.
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: Yoc on March 31, 2010, 01:48:15 AM
Great posts gang!
Keep'em coming.  :)
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: paw broon on March 31, 2010, 02:37:11 PM
Ernesto, I found the elchico site a couple of months ago and it's great. Downloaded and read Capitan Jupiter and others.  Lots more there to investigate.  If anyone is interested in Mexican superhero wrestlers and Fantomas, try:-
www.sensacionaldeluchas.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: paw broon on March 31, 2010, 02:50:30 PM
Also, if like me you are a Phantom Phan, you'll find lots of Indian Indrajal versions at:-
http://indrajal-comics.blogspot.com/
Lots of other good Indian comics there.

(Am I allowed to post directions to this site as it has lots of KFS material?)
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: Astaldo711 on March 31, 2010, 07:27:32 PM
Very interesting guys. Spanish and Indian comics are something I'd never have thought of looking at.
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: paw broon on April 01, 2010, 03:17:49 AM
And, going a bit further out here, I mentioned in another place, comics from the Netherlands and Kapitein Rob in particular. These are text strips, so although I am used to them and think they are excellent, they may leave others cold.  To download some of these landscape beauties, go to:-
http://comicsworld.wordpress.com/category/rob/

Sorry to more ethical users of this site as elsewhere on the link there are lots of non p.d. publications.
Now, if only I could remember where I put the link for Eric de Noorman - then you realy will be in for a treat.
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: paw broon on April 01, 2010, 09:17:07 AM
Ami_GFX,  huge thanks for the Cole link.  I love Jack Cole's stuff.  Who cares if it's narrow focus when the quality is so high.
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: narfstar on April 02, 2010, 08:01:49 PM
Someone posted a really good pd tv site link that I can not seem to find. I thought it was uncle earl's or something like that. Anyone have the link I am thinking of?
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: Astaldo711 on April 02, 2010, 09:57:11 PM
Narf, this is it;

http://www.solie.org/ClassicTV/index.html
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: narfstar on April 03, 2010, 07:30:37 AM
Thanks Astaldo that's the one. I bookmarked it this time
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: bchat on April 03, 2010, 08:18:35 AM

http://www.solie.org/ClassicTV/index.html


Cool, I can watch The Dead End Kids again!
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: John C on April 03, 2010, 08:24:22 AM
I'll also copy-and-paste myself in with some minor editing.

It sounds like a downer, and I guess it's not quite a blog, but I've been a fan of Stupid Comics for a long while:

http://www.misterkitty.org/extras/stupidcovers/

"What's this? A paunchy hand points a tiny pistol at easy-to-draw silhouettes of a man, some planes, and giant penises? Luckily a small boy hugs Fidel Castro..."  You'll have to find and read the rest of the article for yourself (OK, it's the Dell Werewolf story).

I'm also down with the already mentioned Flashback Universe (and Jim Shelley sometimes wanders by picking up comics to offer), though I've been...somewhat less impressed with the writers other than Jim.

The Absorbascon is now dormant, but is still frequently entertaining and insightful:

http://absorbascon.blogspot.com/

Siskoid also has his moments, though he's a little too methodical for me to be a constant reader--for example, capsule-reviewing everything ever Star Trek:

http://siskoid.blogspot.com/

And there's also some great material at Dial B:

http://www.dialbforblog.com/

There's some mediocre stuff where he just posts images with little to no commentary (presumably because "Robby" is a graphic designer), but there's also neat stuff on Batman's origins and (the last articles listed) probably the best letterer in the business.  Yes, I said letterer.  And no, I don't mean the Charlton cereal box printer, though that would be a great article to read.
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: paw broon on April 03, 2010, 08:39:00 AM
Thanks for those great links.  The old t.v.shows should provide me with ages of corny entertainment, especially as it's virtually all American and I've seen so few of them.
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: Ami_GFX on April 03, 2010, 07:00:50 PM
Heres another one. Great photos of kids actually reading golden age comics in the golden age and lots of great stuff:

http://tencentdreams.blogspot.com/ (http://tencentdreams.blogspot.com/)

And for Steve Ditko fans there's lots of his earlier more obscure work here:

http://ditko.blogspot.com/ (http://ditko.blogspot.com/)
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: Yoc on April 03, 2010, 10:57:19 PM
Thanks Ami,
I had such a topic with comics in old photos on the other site.  I'll move it over here as I was the one making the posts and my statements there and photos do not belong to any one site.

Stay tuned,
-Yoc
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: paw broon on April 04, 2010, 04:24:43 AM
Thanks to the good people at Chronicle Chamber, -

www.chroniclechamber.com

I'm passing on this site :-

http://www.htmlcomics.com/Index.asp?Alpha=P

It's on the "P" page cos I couldn't wait to check out the Phantom stuff.

(I have now donated.)
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: narfstar on April 04, 2010, 07:03:10 AM
Say it isn't so. Moonstone looses Phantom to Dynamite. I hope they do a faithful adaptation rather than a superpowers one. What I really hate is the lose of Phantom: Generations. Each book featuring the Phantom of its issue number. I was hoping it would last long enough to start over at volume 2. Doubtful anyone else will do such a thing and if they do they will probably not use the page picture/page prose format. I would be happy with same concept in standard comic format but I really liked the picture/prose
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: KnightRandom on April 04, 2010, 10:14:39 AM
Thanks for the COle link.  Reading these stories independently from the comics they're in allows you to see them in a different light, and the commentary is very incisive.
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: paw broon on April 04, 2010, 11:09:37 AM
Narfstar, it is so. And there has been a lot of controversy on C.C.  Anyone interested in The Phantom should be made aware of this change and you should have a look at  the converations on C.C re. this.  The thing in it's favour is that Dynamite seem to be sticking relatively close to the Zorro, Lone Ranger and Green Hornet legends.  Could be a case of fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: narfstar on April 04, 2010, 11:46:01 AM
I got the info from CC and it saddened me. I think of Superpowers but should be hopeful because they have tried to do OK by their licensed products. It is doubtful that they will continue Generations though
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: erontron on April 05, 2010, 08:08:55 AM
Narfstar, it is so. And there has been a lot of controversy on C.C.  Anyone interested in The Phantom should be made aware of this change and you should have a look at  the converations on C.C re. this.  The thing in it's favour is that Dynamite seem to be sticking relatively close to the Zorro, Lone Ranger and Green Hornet legends.  Could be a case of fingers crossed.

Sorry but whats "C.C."? is that another message board? I would like to see he conversation and read what people are saying.
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: paw broon on April 05, 2010, 09:33:23 AM
Hi, erontron.  Sorry, I should have been clearer.  What I'm referring to is Chronicle Chamber, which you will find at:-

www.chroniclechamber.com

It's arguably the best Phantom site and I went with the abbreviation cos the address was given earlier.
Hope you enjoy it and look forward to reading your comments on C.C.
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: narfstar on April 05, 2010, 10:57:29 AM
I think the Phantom is in the top echelon of super heroes.
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: paw broon on April 05, 2010, 11:28:19 AM
"I think the Phantom is in the top echelon of super heroes." - narfstar.

You couldn't be more correct.  I've been a fan since I first saw a Frew Phantom in a newsagents window while on holiday in Fife - I must have been 6, so that would have been 1955.  I collect Phantom titles from as many countries as I can and last week, in London bought a pile of Frew back issues and while in Netherlands last year I found 2 old local issues. Even got a pal bringing back the Egmont comics when he's in Sweden. Plus, there's all that stuff on line incl. the Indian blogsites.  Not just hours but years of happy reading. Go on, try it.
 

Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: narfstar on April 05, 2010, 04:26:07 PM
Found most of them online along the way. No chance to read them all. Of course the Frew books are just constant reprints. Paw how did you like Generations? My favorite of the Phantom titles
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: paw broon on April 07, 2010, 09:32:06 AM
Frew are strictly reprint but apart from the classic Falk stories (all of which they claim to have complete now) they reprint the Scandinavian stories in English.  Great for me as I can't read Swedish, Norwegian etc.  So now I can find English versions of all those Scandinavian comics my pal brings back.
As for Generations, I was not convinced that they all worked.  Not because the idea wasn't a good one - it is, or should be.  I thought some of the stories were a bit simplistic and would have benefitted from more pages and work, perhaps a to allow for a slightly deeper, more detailed telling of each generation. The short story is, after all, about the most difficult prose form. It's interesting to have a look at some of Mike Bullocks comments on the series.  The illustrations at times were poor, in my opinion but #5 with the Alcatena illos was seriously good to look at.  I'd love to see more illustrated stories if they were a bit longer and not tied into a comics page count but with the coming of Dynamite, I don't think we'll get it.
Have you seen the trailer for the new Phantom show?  Link on C.C.  And Dynamite taking him out of the jungle to N.Y doesn't bear thinking about.
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: paw broon on April 07, 2010, 09:37:10 AM
It's not a blog but any Phantom Phan who hasn't found it yet should have a look at:-

http://www.schapter.org/wiki/Main_Page

There's a piece on Joan Boix, who has illustrated  some very good new Phantom stories.  I like his stuff and have a couple of examples of his work in Spanish comics.
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: paw broon on April 08, 2010, 04:37:14 AM
On the subject of Spanish comics and my mentioning of El Guerrero del Antifaz, that title and many more great old Spanish titles can be downloaded at:-

http://comicscompartidos.blogspot.com/search/label/El%20Guerrero%20del%20Antifaz?max-results=20

Note how many were in landscape format.
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: KnightRandom on April 08, 2010, 04:25:53 PM
Covered (http://coveredblog.blogspot.com/) is a blog where contemporary artists riff on other artists' comic covers, often taking them in bizarre directions.  There are some of Golden Age covers from the comics we have, of which my favorite is this one (http://coveredblog.blogspot.com/).
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: bchat on April 13, 2010, 10:12:26 PM
Just stumpled across this one today:

http://hqquadrinhos.blogspot.com (http://hqquadrinhos.blogspot.com)

It has some nice original artwork (this alone makes the blog worth checking-out) to go along with some nicely done profiles of Golden Age characters.  While its focus is (I assume) superheroes published in Brasil, you can find characters like The Clock, Fire-Man & Stardust spotlighted there, as well.
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: Yoc on April 14, 2010, 12:37:42 AM
Thanks, there are some nice works on that one!
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: paw broon on April 14, 2010, 02:36:05 AM
Nice one, bchat.  I love these insights into what to me are obscure heroes. And look at the amont of stuff on there. Hours of exciting reading.   It brings up that subject again, - just what is obscure?  These comics, do Brasil, won't be unfamiliar to comics fans there but to me they are an exciting find.  Same goes for some of you who perhaps haven't encountered old British heroes or Spanish, French, Italian masked men.  Mind you, lots of those are very obscure nowadays in their own countries.  Has anyone had a look at the superheroes being produced in India now, or in recent years?  Many are in Hindi? and that's impossible for me, whereas, I can get the basic idea in Portuguese.  Still very interesting, though.
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs "I UNLEASHED "BLOG
Post by: bminor on April 27, 2010, 08:47:34 PM
From the top of this favorite blog site:

I UNLEASHED BLOG ON THE WORLD!
MONSTER BLOG

I CREATED BLOG, THE THING THAT SHOULDN'T EXIST!

I stumbled on this great Kirby Monster Stories of the 50's blog site a few years back.
Great coverage of his old Atlas/Early Marvel Monster stories.

Stumble on over to:   http://monsterblog.oneroom.org/  you will not be sorry! It's a hoot!!!!

Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: jfglade on May 15, 2010, 06:25:53 PM
Here's a blog which is relatively new, being less than a year old, and which simply has downloadable issue of DCs circa seventies 100 Page Giants. The Old Warrior, who owns the Blog started out presenting the various Giants in chronological order and has kept things in publication order. Originally the "100 Page Super Spectaculars" were entirely collections of reprints, and contained some of the earliest reprints of golden age Quality material that some of us probably first encountered. A few years later, when the price of comic books increased once again, the 100 page format spread to some of DC's other titles and it was possible to pick up an issue of "Detective Comics," for example and read a brand new Batman story as well as a golden age Batman classic, a silver age Batman story, perhaps even a golden age Robin reprint from "Star Spangled Comics" or a golden age Alfred six-pager, a Kid Eternity or Doll Man story, a Manhunters of the World story, and an early Martian Manhunter story which is quite a buy for sixty cents. Often there was no apparent rhyme of reason for what the 100 Page Giant format reprinted, but The Old Warrior has provided a table of contents for issue issue, so you don't find yourself uploading issue blindly and can isolate things you would like to read.
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: OtherEric on May 15, 2010, 06:35:56 PM
I removed the URL of the previous blog.  We try not to link to sites that just outright post issues still in copyright.
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: jfglade on May 15, 2010, 06:41:49 PM
I wasn't aware of that. Sorry.
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: dinsorze on May 16, 2010, 01:42:20 AM
John Prentice's Rip Kirby
Alex Toth's Zorro
Dan Barry's Flash Gordon
Burne Hogarth's Tarzan
Harold Foster's Prince Valiant

Tell me where can i find the site to download(in English) the above comics.

Thanx.
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: pervysage on May 16, 2010, 12:58:24 PM
A lot of interesting blogs for one to follow. Thanks for the links.

I work on a video blog of my own that covers Comics History through film and television.

If that's something that interests you please have a look.

http://www.hocof.blogspot.com/
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: JVJ on May 16, 2010, 01:15:11 PM
John Prentice's Rip Kirby
Alex Toth's Zorro
Dan Barry's Flash Gordon
Burne Hogarth's Tarzan
Harold Foster's Prince Valiant

Tell me where can i find the site to download(in English) the above comics.

Thanx.

I find this list quite interesting, dinsorze.
All but one entry here is a newspaper comic strip, which I find completely different from a comic book. So many people simply lump them together as one medium, whereas I treat them as totally separate and distinct. I realize that I'm a definite minority in this attitude.

Just musing.

Peace, Jim (|:{>

And, no, I imagine that all of these "comics" are copyrighted and in not in the Public Domain. So they will not be available here.
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: Ami_GFX on May 17, 2010, 02:41:31 PM
I don't know how this one escaped my attention with me being a Jack Kirby fan since childhood.

http://kirbymuseum.org/blogs/simonandkirby/


I found it looking at the links of this blog which is also quite good and dedicated to funny animals and other humor comics.

http://stanleystories.blogspot.com/





Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: moondood on May 25, 2010, 10:41:56 PM
The Internet archive hosts some Super-hero-related serials and some comics, too--westerns mostly.

http://www.archive.org

Just poke around the search function awhile.  Lots of old B westerns, too.

I'll definitely check out some of those blogs.  I need something MORE to do on my computer. LOL.


Moondog
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: Yoc on June 03, 2010, 03:51:25 PM
Found another one!   ;D
Here's a pretty fun webcomic (focused mostly on current comics so some wont be able to follow along all the time but it's still worth a look) called ComicCritics.com.
http://comiccritics.com/ (http://comiccritics.com/)

HTMLComics is the subject of a recent post there that caught my attention enough to read all the past posts.
Here's a direct link for that update -
http://comiccritics.com/2010/05/13/a-pirates-life-for-me/ (http://comiccritics.com/2010/05/13/a-pirates-life-for-me/)

Enjoy,
-Yoc
Title: AC Comics
Post by: narfstar on June 16, 2010, 06:10:16 PM
AC has some things of GA interest

The AC Comics Newsletter
     
Men of Mystery 82
Fighting Females of the 40's
Available Now!
Femforce fans (as well as our MOM regulars) will LOVE the latest edition of Men of Mystery!
A special "Women of Mystery" issue, focusing on the fighting females of 1940's comicdom!! The first time in history that over 200 pages in one volume have been devoted to classic reprints of vintage heroines!! And this selection includes both the popular and the obscure- 30 full-length stories in all, including a number of first-appearance encores, and more than half a dozen distaff adventurers NEVER reprinted anywhere before!! This spectacular volume includes Fox Feature's PHANTOM LADY in "The Case of the Swindling Eye", drawn by Matt Baker; Standard/Nedor' s MISS MASQUE in "The Gems of Jeopardy", with art by Bob Oksner, Ralph Mayo & Co; a never-before- reprinted MISS VICTORY tale from Holyoke's Captain Aero Comics; "The Mad Monster", with art by Nina Albright; the first appearance of Ace Comics' LIGHTNING GIRL, costumed partner to LASH LIGHTNING, in "The Teacher and the Lesson of Doom"; Fiction House Comics' GALE ALLEN and the Girl Squadron; MYSTA of The Moon, FUTURA and SKY GIRL, all in never-previously- seen adventures, plus the FIRST appearance of SENORITA RIO, from Fight Comics # 19 with art by Nick Cardy; EC's MOON GIRL in "The Rustlers of Ransom Gap", drawn by Johnny Craig; Quality's DOLL GIRL fights side by side with DOLLMAN in "The Voodoo Master", and TORCHY rides a horse in a Bill Ward classic- plus the first appearance of the GGA superheroine WILDFIRE from Smash Comics #25, by Robert Turner and Jim Mooney, and LADY LUCK breaks up a larcenous carnival in a Klaus Nordling-illustrate d episode; the first appearance of Continental Publishing's BLACK VENUS from Contact Comics #1, drawn by Charles Tomsey; Harry "A" Chesler's JET-GIRL teams with ROCKETMAN in an Al Plastino- illustrated adventure, "Murder Hides It's Tracks", from Zip-Jet # 2; Fawcett Comics' BULLETGIRL joins BULLETMAN in tackling "The Homicidal Highjackers" , drawn by Bob Fujitani, from Master Comics #88; and NYOKA The Jungle Girl faces "The Flying Snake" in a Max Elkan-drawn story from Master #109; while IBIS the Invincible is aided by the beauteous TAIA in "The Vampire Cloak", from Whiz #114; Wild West shapshooter KITTY CARSON deals with "Indian Revenge", as illoed by Bob Powell !! As if ALL THAT wasn't enough, there are also these stories featuring female crimefighters making their first-time MOM appearances: BLONDE BOMBER in "Hawaii Has Termites", drawn by Jill Elgin; GALE LEARY-The Will O'The Wisp in an unnamed story from Key Comics #3; Hillman's IRON LADY in her debut story, originally published in Airboy Volume 4, #1; M. E.'s UNDERCOVER GIRL in "The House That Hate Built", by Ogden Whitney; Spark Pubs' GOLDEN GIRL, in her one and only appearance from Golden Lad #5, "The Phoney Policemen"; Centaur Comics The BLUE LADY, in her debut story from Amazing Man Comics #25, and TWO one-shot heroines from Cambridge House's Star Studded Comics, The COMMANDETTE (drawn by Nina Albright) and The GHOST WOMAN!! And that's STILL not all, as this issue includes a bonus story starring The DURANGO KID VS. THE TIGRESS and other surprises!! 220 pages of crystal-clear, state-of-the- art reprints from actual Golden Age comics, in stunning black & white between full-color covers. This perfect-bound, comic-book sized bookshelf volume was released by AC Comics in June, 2010.
 
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Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: colescomics on June 18, 2010, 09:00:51 AM
Thanks for the plugs for Cole's Comics, my blog on the work of Jack Cole (www.colescomics.blogspot.com). In addition to digging up lesser-known work by this master, my aim is to develop an informed critical framework for appreciating and understanding Jack Cole's body of work.

I'm looking for scans of the following books that (to the best of my knowledge) have Jack Cole work in them:

Western Killers #61, 62, #70 (Fox)

Plastic Man #40

Punch Comics #11 (Harry Chesler, 1944)

Circus #1 (Early Cole)

Military Comics 29, 30 (Pvt Dogtag)

The Illustrated Weekender V2#1 (Rucker Pub Co.) 1945 Same cover as Dynamic #11

Funny Pages (Centaur) V2 - #7, 8, 10, 11 / V3 - #2, 6, 9, 10 / V4 - #37 (second Mantoka story)


Keen Detective Funnies (Centaur) v2, - #2, 3

Keen Comics (Centaur) V2#3 (Nov. 1939) Saddle Sniffl by Cole

Star Comics (Centaur) #11 (first Jack Cole art 1 page), V2 - #1, 3, cover V2#1

Target 5-8 (Novelty, 1940)

Yankee Comics 4 (1942, Harry Chesler, Remington Morse “Ima Slooth”)

Boy's Life - various issues from 1937-40 (cartoons and illustrations by Cole)

I'm not sure if it's been mentioned here, but be sure to check out my buddy Frank Young's excellent blog dedicated to John Stanley (Little Lulu): www.stanleystories.blogspot.com

Also, a totally oddball GA comics blog that I've come to really enjoy is The Panelological Pantheon: panelologicalpantheon.blogspot.com/ .
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: paw broon on June 18, 2010, 09:14:26 AM
You might want a look at this site. Paul is a real expert and enthusiast, encyclopedic almost.  He's also a very nice bloke.  Not much about golden age but anyone interested in the big world of comics should find something of interest.

http://www.paulgravett.com/

And, while I'm at it, here's pages about Dudley D. Watkins, the man who gave the world The Broons and Oor Wullie.  Hope you enjoy it as much as I and millions of others have for decades.

http://www.thatsbraw.co.uk/Biog/DDW-Page.htm#six

Apologies if anyone is concerned about the lack of American stuff on these links but I hope it again shows just how much else there is out there.
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: Yoc on June 18, 2010, 10:35:25 AM
Thanks for the links Paw.
PaulG's blog has an interesting review of the Spiegelman's Jack Cole book here for those into Cole -
http://tinyurl.com/2e9sprb

-Yoc
Title: Re: Favorite Comic Related Blogs
Post by: Ami_GFX on June 21, 2010, 08:12:15 AM
Thanks for the plugs for Cole's Comics, my blog on the work of Jack Cole (www.colescomics.blogspot.com). In addition to digging up lesser-known work by this master, my aim is to develop an informed critical framework for appreciating and understanding Jack Cole's body of work.


Your blog is much appreciated. Cole is one of the golden age greats along with Eisner and Kirby and did much to set the style and tone of the whole comic book medium. Unfornunately, due to his untimely death, his work was obscure and hard to find when I got into comics in the early 70s while there were loads of reprints of Kirby and Eisner's golden age work as well as articles about them and interviews with them in fanzines. They were alive and basking in appreciation of their work and still producing more while Jack Cole was long gone and his work neglected. Keep up the good work.