Saturday, 22 December 2012

Jace Pearson the Impact Informer!

Okay that was probably the most forced title I've ever done!
Horror, crime and western themes this time with three great oldies from three companies, two well known, one not at the forefront of peoples minds when they think of bygone comic book publishers.
This will probably be my last post until after the 25th of December, so Seasons Greetings to everyone!

Impact #1 - March / April 1955 - EC
This 5-issue run started and finished in 1955, obviously the title
didn't have as much an impact as EC had hoped!
This is one of the very few EC comics I own!

The Informer #2 - June 1954 - Feature Television Productions
Another 5-issue run, this time during 1954.
I have a couple of issues with this cover. Firstly what kind of bullets
is the bad guy firing if they cause smoke when they hit something?
How come you can still see the white of the nurses eye?
I demand to know!!!

Jace Pearson of the Texas Rangers #3 - August / October 1953 - Dell
The title eventually had 20 issues if you count the ones issued under
the 'Four Color' banner.
I think this might possibly be one of the earliest western comics I have.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Ideal House of Hot Rods!

Charlton, DC and Timely feature in this small selection with themes of sport, suspense and fact. I can't be accused of not having a varied collection!

Hot Rods and Racing Cars #86 - August 1967 - Charlton.
The title lasted nearly 22 years reaching 120 issues.
My earliest 'Hot Rod' comic book!

House of Secrets #71 - March / April 1965 - DC.
Another title that lasted for 22 years, this time reaching issue 154.
My earliest H.o.S. and my earliest Eclipso appearance.

Ideal #3 - November 1948 - Timely.
The title lasted for 5 issues before becoming 'Love Romances' in
one of those very odd title 'revamps'  that happened in the
1940s to 1950s.
My oldest Timely comic, and in pretty good condition too!!

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Headline: Hawkman the Happy Ghost!

Yet another mixed bag of goodies with Super-Hero, Crime and Humor comics.

Hawkman #27 - August/September 1968 - DC
Final issue in a run that spanned over 4 years.
Apart from the 'pence stamp' this has to be one of the best
conditioned sixties comics.

Headline Comics #73 - September/October 1955 - Prize Publications.
A 77-issue run that started in early 1943 and lasted to late 1956.
Another low-grade copy for my collection and one of the very few
'Prize' comics I own.

Homer the Happy Ghost #20 - July 1958 - Atlas
Originally a  22-issue run with Atlas, the title was revived by
Marvel for a 4-issue run in late '69 - mid '70.
One of only two Atlas humor comics I've managed to get!

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Ha ha, Green Lantern Planet!

Another small, varied selection today with 3 different genres and 3 different publishers. Super-Hero, Sci-Fi and funny animals from DC, ACG and Charlton make up this little lot. Funny animal comics don't rate very highly in my collecting 'wants' list but Golden Age issues I will still happily get. Firstly you can get some good stories and excellent artwork and secondly they can be much cheaper than the other styles. As long as they're pre-1960, that's more than fine with me!

Green Lantern #15 - September 1962 - DC
This was the second series of the character and ran for 89 issues
from mid 1960 to early 1972 before taking a break and re-staring for
another 115 issues finally finishing in 1986. Less than 4 years later
the third series started.
This comic suffers from a UK import price stamp, as do many of my Silver Age comics!

The Green Planet  - 1962 - Charlton.
Another of Charlton's one-shot 'Special Issues' that peppered the
early - mid 1960's.
Unlike Green Lantern above, this had the UK price printed on the cover
in place of the usual cents price.

Ha Ha Comics # 65 - May 1949 - ACG.
The title ran for 99 issues, becoming 'Teepee Tim' from #100.
 #95 even went as far as sporting a 3-D effect cover.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Spider-Man eBay link for December 3rd

My latest eBay auction is now up and running and you can click on this link to see the Amazing Spider-Man comics. Sadly they aren't in great condition but that's how they were when I bought a job lot of a friend of mine years ago. Included in that lot was a fairly rough copy of Amazing Spider-Man 129. Since my main comic collecting priorities are 1930's to 1960's comics I'm quite tempted to put it up for auction. I've thought about it before but always baulked at it because the Punisher is still one of my favorite characters. Who knows, maybe in a year or two I might bite the bullet and sell it. 

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Gene Autry the Ghost Rider from U.N.C.L.E.!!!

If that title didn't get your attention, nothing will!! There are cowboys and spies in this selection from three different comic book publishers. 

Gene Autry Comics #17 - July 1948 - Dell.
The title had a stuttering start with 2 issues before having 6 more under
the 'Four Color' title. Finally getting it's own title again it lasted for 121
issues from mid-1946 to early 1959.
This is my only Gene Autry comic and sadly it's not in great shape!

Ghost Rider #1 - February 1967 - Marvel.
In the days before Ghost Rider (the flame-headed spirit of vengeance),
there was the Ghost Rider, who was later rebranded as 'Night Rider' to
help stop any confusion!
The poor condition of my copy should be readily apparent!!

The Girl from UNCLE # 1 - 1966 - Gold Key.
This spin-ff from the Man from UNCLE had a short 5-issue run with
photo covers of Stefanie Powers and Noel Harrison.