Wednesday, November 16, 2016

No "Created by Bob Kane" Credit Here

Here's a book based on a comic strip by Bob Kane before Batman. The Gottfredson-influenced "Peter Pupp" appeared in the early Jumbo Comics in the 1937-39, supplied by the Eisner-Iger Syndicate.

Peter Pupp cover

The children's book Adventures of Peter Pupp (Play Action Books) came out in 1944. The writer and artist were Iger staff members: writer Ruth Roche (whom most probably remember as the adapter of Frankenstein in Classic Comics) and artist David Icove.

1 comment:

  1. David Icove died fairly young (c1913-1947). I note that from at least 1940 to 1944, he taught cartooning, in 1944 for the Art Students League. I am one of the odd ducks who think more of Roche as the Iger editor, and didn't even realized she had adopted Frankenstein.