Tuesday, March 31, 2009

"Frankenstein's Family" by Dick Briefer

Dick Briefer's stories could be a little odd at times, but they sure are fun to look at. Between his humorous Frankenstein stories, and his later horror stories, his is easily the best version of the Monster in comic book form (in my opinion). I do prefer these funny Frankenstein stories, though, and I love the character design of the Monster himself. Pushing that nose up above the eyes was genius.

This is the first of four stories in this issue.

Here is "Frankenstein's Family" from Frankenstein #3 (July-August 1946):

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Donald's Big Imagination by Carl Barks

This story is a special favorite of mine. It is the first story I can remember reading as a boy (in a Gold Key reprint) where I had my moment of recognition of "the Good Artist". Specifically, it is Barks' depictions of ordinary objects in ever increasing scale that made me realize "hey, this guy's good!" I didn't know his name until much later, but from that point on I sought out the Donald Duck reprints that had the recognizable Barks touch.

Also worth mentioning, Gyro Gearloose apparently invented virtual reality in 1957!

This story originally appeared in Walt Disney's Comics & Stories #199 (April, 1957):


Albert & Pogo's Christmas by Walt Kelly

I apologize for the inconsistent quality of these scans, some of the pages in my copy of this comic are a bit faded...

This story is from Santa Claus Funnies, so it's possibly the one story missing from many people's collections of Pogo comics. It's a very funny story highlighted by some great dialog, and features one of Kelly's running gags, Albert's belief that he has become a cannibal by accidentally eating a child he was supposed to be watching.

Here is "Albert and Pogo's Christmas" from Santa Claus Funnies (Four Color) #254 (1949):


Pappy said...

Bless you for running this story; it's a Pogo story I've never seen before.

Love the great work you do on your blog.

March 30, 2009 11:38 AM

Doug said...

Thanks, Pappy! Like you, I'm also a big Pogo fan, but hadn't seen this story until a few years ago myself. I figured there were lots of folks who'd never seen it either.

March 30, 2009 1:04 PM

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