Joe Kubert's cover and Flash story introducing the Thorn\Rose is the highlight of an otherwise ordinary issue.
Everett Raymond Kinstler returns for his second Hawkman story with a straightforward cops and robbers yarn (scripted by Broome).
Infantino’s rendering of Johnny Thunder has a passing resemblance to the future Barry Allen.
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Joe Kubert is credited with the cover, Flash, and Hawkman strips. Carmine Infantino handles the Ghost Patrol and Johnny Thunder (Black Canary) strips. Harry Lampert (the original artist of the Flash) has two children’s humor strips. Robert Kanigher scripts are excellent on for the Flash, Hawkman, and Johnny Thunder.
Line up is back to the traditional Flash at the beginning and Hawkman at the end.
The Flash story "The Case of the Vanished Year" is one of my all time favorites from the GA. It makes for an excellent bedtime story. Imagine waking up one year in the past and you know you are in the past and you are trying to get back to the present.
Johnny isn’t bright enough to see what’s coming, but his Thunderbolt does . . . the Black Canary!
The Ghost makes his debut vs. Hawkman and Hawkgirl. Joe Kubert does an excellent job getting the foggy feel with London after mid-nite.
As a side note, All-Star Comics 37 on the newsstands at the same time features a Kanigher script with art on the Flash by Infantino, Hawkman by Kubert (his last for the title), and gag pages from Lampert.
Friday, May 8, 2015
Robert Kanigher scripts start to take flight with the Flash, Hawkman, and the introduction of the Black Canary in the Johnny Thunder strip. The Flash cover and story "Stone Age Menace!" is drawn by Lee Elias and inked by Kubert.
The Black Canary’s dangerous beauty also brings to mind Lauren Becall from the Big Sleep, which was released several months earlier.
Try as hard as he could, the Thunderbolt knows that his bolts are soon to vanish forever.
Carmine Infantino makes his Flash Comics debut with the pen and pencils of The Ghost Patrol. His style of fluent action will become the industry standard for a whole new generation of artist to come.
Another excellent proto-SA villain in costume yarn.