Thursday, August 28, 2014

Comics: The War and After

I continue with the strips from the 1959 history of the comics medium Comic Art In America by Stephen Becker like I do ever Thursday. These strips are from the chapter with the same name as above and these were the captions to these strips:

A daily Vic Jordan by PAINE and WEXLER, 1942. Action and politics mixed.
Claire Voyant awaits a gentleman friend, in this strip by JACK SPARLING.
The Cisco Kid by JOSE LUIS SALINAS, admired by many artists for its draughtsmanship. (1951)
A LESLIE TURNER Captain Easy. Action, guns, and a girl. (1953)
ROY CRANE's Buz Sawyer sees action in the Pacific. (1943)
A quick travelogue by ROY CRANE, in a Buz Sawyer of early 1958. Note the degrees of shading.
DAVE BREGER's G. I. Joe in two manifestations. (1945)
GEORGE BAKER's Sad Sack wins out in the end. The sergeant embodies ferocity.
DICK WINGERT's Hubert wages man's eternal war on his mother-in-law.
ALFRED ANDRIOLA's Kerry Drake is a rarity—a married hero in an adventure strip. Obviously, trouble lies ahead for his waife, Mindy.
A good specimen of DICK CAVALLI's Morty Meekle, almost always a three-panel strip, ending in a healthy laugh. (1959)
COULTON WAUGH's experimental Hank. The date is May 16, 1945, just eight days after the end of the war.
JACOBSEN's old Silent Sam, one of the early pantomime strips. (1935)
MIK's Ferd'nand in a happy moment. (1959)
HARRY HAENIGSEN's Penny. Like all teen-age girls, she is surrounded by hopeless incompetents. (1959)
AL POSEN's Sweeney and Son, with its companion strip, Jinglets. (1957)
A Terry and the Pirates by GEORGE WUNDER, 1955. The strip has lost none of its vigor or popularity.

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