Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Candy and Jonesy and Go-Go and Animal

Jonesy 4, Go-Go 1 'Your half comes to...'

When Jack Mendelsohn reused old scripts as a writer for Tippy Teen and her friends Go-Go and Animal at Tower, he reused his own from Quality in the Fifties—not only for Candy but for the shorter-lived Jonesy.

Go-Go and Animal 3 seems a good place to stop, as so far I haven't seen any such reruns in #4.

Jack Mendelsohn's
Go-Go and Animal 1-3 scripts
reworking his Candy and Jonesy ones

Aug/66 cover gag
    from JONESY 4 (Feb/54)
Come as You Aren't
    from "Come as You Aren't" CANDY 35 (Feb/53)
Dance Clown Dance
    from "Go, Man, Go" CANDY 56 (Oct/55)

Violin Violation
    from 5th Candy story CANDY 40 (July/53)

Fortune Hunting
    from "Fortune Hunting" CANDY 45 (Dec/53)
Rags to Riches (ANIMAL)
    from "Rags to Riches" JONESY 8 (Oct/54)
Oct/   Getting the Shakes (ANIMAL)
    from "The Shakes" CANDY 33 (Dec/532)
Disk Jockeying
    from "Disk Jockeying" CANDY 49 (July/54)
Donkey Business (EGGHEAD)
    from GABBY story "Donkey Business" JONESY 7 (Aug/54)

The Hard Sell (ANIMAL)
    from "The Hard Sell " CANDY 36 (Mar/53)
Mar/67 Outside Wire (ANIMAL)
    from "Outside Wire" CANDY 30 (Sept/52)

One Track Mind (ANIMAL)
    from "One Track Mind" JONESY 8 (Oct/54)
Stage Struck Out (TIPPY)
    from "Egg Hamlet" CANDY 42 (Sep/53)
Gift 'Til It Hurts
    from "Seasonal Employment" CANDY 54 (May/55)

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

A "New" Writer at Atlas

For about half a year there was a Camelot-like moment in 1953 in which writers as well as artist were routinely credited at a comic book company. Trojan gave the credits on the inside-front-page tables of contents on their anthology magazines.

The main four writers were Paul S. Newman, Jack Miller, Martin Smith, and Richard Kahn. A while ago SangorShop asked me if I could extrapolate Smith's stories for other companies from these. So far I haven't, but serendipity led me to find some of Richard Kahn's work at a company where he hadn't been known to write—Timely/Atlas/Marvel-to-come.

Kent Blake 28

Noticeable connections among these Kent Blake spy stories at Atlas ishown in this tier from #4 are "A few minutes later!" and the drawn-out "Argghhh"; I'd made a list of characteritics for "Writer KB" and found it matching the new one I was making up for Kahn.

The writing for the next batch of Kent Blake stories seemed likely to be by the same writer, but suddenly, as Blake goes back into uniform and to Korea, the sound effect "Pi-toon" for cannon fire turns up frequently, and I haven't seen in in Kahn's later war stories for Trojan—so I'm still considering those Blake stories.

The artist on these stories is Tom Gill.

Richard Kahn scripts on
Kent Blake of the Secret Service—Part 1?

Sep/51 Terror in Tibet
The Stolen Plans
Nightmare in China
Nov/     Terror Underground
Jaws of Justice
The Limping Man
Jan/52 Condemned to Death
The Man with Two Faces
Dangerous Vacation
Mar/    Tunnel of Death
Blood on the Sand
Deadlier Than the Male