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Scott’s Classic Comics Corner: 1949 – A Year In Review Part 2

Continuing from last week’s entry, here’s a further look at what was happening in funnybooks in 1949. To do justice to this year (which gets more and more interesting the more I peel away at the onion), I’ve divided into 3 parts:
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Scott’s Classic Comics Corner: 1949 – A Year in Review Part 1

I decided that it was high time I took a look at a year from the 1940s, and randomly selected 1949. At first, I did not think that it was a particularly momentous year, but after a bit more consideration I came to realize that quite a bit did happen in that particular year. So much so, that I had better divide my summary into two parts. Here’s Part One:
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Scott’s Classic Comics Corner: Horsing Around

A little while back, I did a piece of dog-centric comics of yesteryear. Today, I thought I’d do the same for horses. I know that you’re champing at the bit – so let’s get started:
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Scott’s Classic Comics Corner: Hidden Ditko Treasure 1965-1980

Many Steve Ditko fans are familiar with his popular work at Marvel and DC as well as his contributions to the Tower Comics line and his work at Charlton in the 60s, 70s and 80s. Many of these books have been reprinted, and are widely available. There is, however, a lot more Ditko work to be found out there from the 1965-1980 period. Many of these books are quite affordable, if you are willing to dedicate some time and effort to dollar bin diving. Here are some examples:
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Scott’s Classic Comics Corner: Ned Kelly’s Impact on Western Comics

After re-reading Peter Carey’s excellent, True Story of the Kelly Gang, I decided to look up Australia’s notorious 19th Century outlaw on Wikipedia. I learned that a new Batman villain, the Swagman has a design based on Kelly gang’s armor. That’s all fine and dandy, but we should not forget the earlier impact of the iron wearing outlaw on the funny books of yesteryear.
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Scott’s Classic Comics Corner: Bob Powell at Magazine Enterprises

Happy New Year everyone. This week, I am taking a quick look at Bob Powell’s work for Magazine Enterprises.
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Scott’s Classic Comics Corner: My Classic Comics Wish List

Here’s a quick look at some of the items that appeared (in bold and highlighted) on my 2009 Christmas Wish List. I hope that my loved ones can get over the alleged stigma of stepping foot inside a comic book store, and bring me some Christmas joy:
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Scott’s Classic Comics Corner: The Shadow You May Not Know

Between the awesome pulpiness of Street & Smith’s Shadow of the 40s and the awesome pulpiness of the 70s version started by O’Neil and Kaluta was the version of the Shadow that you may never have seen: the awful, pulp-free Archie version of the 60s.
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Scott’s Classic Comics Cover: A Ruff Overview of Dog Comics

A short while back, I discussed a great Gold Key one-shot called Duke, of the K-9 Patrol. It got me thinking about other canine-centric adventure titles and it occurred to be that this was really something of a subgenre during the 50s and 60s. I’m not taking about animated dogs such as Scooby-Doo or Pluto, I’m talking about straightforward, earnest comics with a heroic dog as the main protagonist. Here’s a quick look at some of them:
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Scott’s Classics Comics Corner: The Many Faces of Ace Comics

Ace Comics has a bit of an odd history. They were around for more than 15 years, and yet produced only 50 titles, none running more than 52 issues. They seemed to have a very focused publication schedule; ensuring that their handful of titles latched onto and then abandoned each new trend. Here’s a quick overview of the company’s publishing history:
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Scott’s Classic Comics Corner: 5 Marvel Silver Age Books You Should Own

This week, I thought I suggest a few ‘must haves’ from Marvel’s Silver Age. Don’t worry, there are no Avengers #4 or Fantastic Four #48 in this list. These are great, and very affordable books that you may have overlooked. From my perspective, they are all Single Issue Hall of Famers, and I wouldn’t be surprised if you could track down solid copies of all 5 for well under $50.
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Scott’s Classic Comics Corner: The Lone Ranger Was Not Alone

I’m a big fan of Dell’s Lone Ranger series. Apparently so were a lot of people during the late 40s and into the 50s. If imitation is the greatest form of flattery – the Lone Ranger was flattered greatly. The rash of Lone Ranger imitators forces one to rephrase the question as “Who were those masked men”?.
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Scott’s Classic Comics Corner: 1967 – A Year in Review

1967 is known as the year of the Summer of Love. While I do love many comics from that year, I wouldn’t say that it was truly a milestone year. I’ve sifted through the spinner rack selections from a variety of publishers in hopes of determining a theme, but found only that variety was the spice of life and that the reading public had become fickle, as many tiles (and even publishers) came and went.
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Scott’s Classic Comics Corner: Justice League of Recycling

You may be familiar with the early covers of the Justice League of America series. Many of those Murphy Anderson gems have become iconic. Did you know, however, that many of those cover designs have their roots elsewhere?
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Scott’s Classic Comics Corner: Tom Sutton’s Top 13 Horror Covers

It’s that time of the year again when tombstones begin appearing on front lawns and comic book geeks revisit the horror genre. I decided to spend some time determining what I believe to be the 13 best comic book covers drawn by Tom Sutton.
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