Saturday, September 12, 2015

I've Fallen Behind

Life has a way of getting in the way of blogging. I recently had a death in the family and last week got married. Both have taken time away from this blog. I will try to get back on track in the next week or so.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Tomahawk #131

Tomahawk #131  (On Sale: September 1, 1970) has a Hawk, Son of Tomahawk cover by Joe Kubert.

So, big changes this issue. Murray Boltinoff is out and Joe Kubert is in as editor, Tomahawk is out and Hawk, Son of Tomahawk is in. This is another book I have but cannot put my hands on right now. 

Needless to say this is the introduction of a new character for DC and it happens in "Hang Him High"14-page tale by Robert Kanigher and Frank Thorne.

So, though the character is different, the creative team is not, but that is OK. Frank Thorne's work was always a joy to behold. 

Next is "The Moccasins That Won a War," a six-page reprint from All Star Western #84. This one features the character Strong Bow and is by France Herron and Jerry Grandenetti

We end with "Botalye -- Immortal Indian Warrior," yet another reprint, this one from Jimmy Wakely #7. Now somehow I don't think people minded this reprint all that much as it features the writing of Gardner Fox! OK, what I meant to say is it features the artwork of Frank Frazetta. 

Edited by Joe Kubert.

Our Army at War #225

Our Army at War #225  (On Sale: September 1, 1970) has a Sgt. Rock cover by Joe Kubert.

I have this book somewhere but can't find it, so I don't know a whole lot about it off the top of my head. We begin with Sgt. Rock in "Face Front," 14-page tale written by Joe Kubert and drawn by the always amazing Russ Heath

That is followed by "Buckethead,"  a four-page U.S.S. Stevens story by Sam Glanzman.

Next is "Swamp Indian," another four-pager, this time by Ric Estrada. I liked how Kubert let his artists write their own stories. 

We end with a six-page reprint from Our Fighting Forces #17: "Anchored Frogman." This piece was by Bob Haney and Joe Kubert.

Edited by Joe Kubert