Friday, September 09, 2011

"The Success Story" - Part the Last

So, what did Famous Comics Creator Baldo Smudge do about his indignant collaborators?  and -- heh, heh -- what did they do about HIM!?!  Read on, kiddies . . .

Now, was Martha entirely blameless?  I think not.

The only way this little ditty could have been improved would be if, Tingler-like, the last panel had been in COLOR.

Now, over in Dial B for Blog, it's amazing how many comics readers who knew a little about Bob Kane (or had learned about his studio's practices) -- said that this tale could have been ripped from the headlines of Kane's life (up to the last page or two, of course).

However, the writer Archie Goodwin said that Kane was NOT the intended person referred to.  It was just a story.

See you next week!

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

"The Success Story" - first part

Here is the last tale from 1968's Eerie #13. 

A few years ago, when Robby Reed over at Dial B for Blog was talking about the studio set up by Bob Kane for Batman, I got in on the action.  You see, Robby quoted a LOT of folks who said that about all Bob Kane had to do as the creator of Batman, after finally "making it," was to come in and write the "Bob Kane" box on the splash panel.  robby listed various writers, inkers, and pencillers.  What else was there for Kane to do?

This discussion reminded me of a story I had read long ago, in an issue of Eerie magazine.

The first half of the story:

Hmmm..  what's going to happen next?

See you Friday!
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