Friday, April 29, 2016
The story is credited by the Grand Comics Database to Gaylord Dubois for the script, and Bob Correa and John Celardo for the artwork.
I have mentioned before I never read any of the comic book revivals of Turok, but I did come across a 2008 animated movie of Turok. The full movie is on YouTube, no less. (As I write this, anyway. If you are reading this post later and encounter a black screen, it is YouTube’s fault, not mine.) The storyline of the original comics is too simple for modern tastes, so this is gorier and has a revisionist story bringing the heroes into the lost valley. I think the look of the characters in animation is uninspiring, but I'm not the target audience for the film.
I give praise to the people who made the film for using Native American actors for the voices, including Adam Beach, Adam Gifford, Irene Bedard, Michael Horse, and Russell Means, among others.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
In 1975 Fred Guardineer re-drew the first episode. I showed it in 2009 from its appearance in Cartoonist PROfiles magazine. Just look for the link below.
This episode is from Military Comics #13 (1942). The Tracer is going up against a Nazi version of the supertank. Our heroes have the help of the Russians, who before the end of the decade became the bad guys. At this late date I'm still reading about differences we have with Russia.* Sheesh.
From Cartoonist PROfiles #31. Just click on the thumbnail.
*C'mon, people! Let’s work together!
Monday, April 25, 2016
All stories are written by John Stanley and drawn by Irving Tripp and his assistants.
*Actual title in the indicia is Marge’s Little Lulu and her Special Friends, 1955, No. 3.
In this posting from 2009, Lulu tells a tale to Alvin, and even Tubby chips in with his own monster tale for the neighbor boy. Just click on the thumbnail.
Friday, April 22, 2016
In the final panel we are told that X, the Phantom Fed, “fights single-handedly against the underworld,” which goes against the idea of being a fed and having the backing of the federal government to fight evildoers. If this story is typical of X’s cases, then it is no wonder the rest of the feds don’t want to get mixed up in his business.
The Grand Comics Database lists no writer on whom to assign blame. The artist is also unknown.