Rangoon Riffs: What to do in a Gas Attack: Feat Diamanda Hagan & The Omega!
Sunny Jim’s latest hair-brained scheme has landed the Rangoons face-to-face with Diamanda Hagan, and has landed them both face-to-mask with the Omega! Will bonding over a civil defense short lead to a stronger, more iron-fisted rule for the Isle or will Sunny Jim wind up a fashionable coat?
Learn the answers to these burning questions (as well as how to neutralize a chemical weapons attack using enema bottles) in… What to do in a Gas Attack!
Some decidedly NSFW language, just as a heads-up.
Front and back covers to Lev Gleason’s Boy Comics #9, with starring hero Crimebuster (and his monkey) taking center stage. The man with the bloody bear-trap mouth is Iron Jaw, Crimebuster’s arch foe, and if you look at the full-size version of the cover, you will see that HIS EYES ARE TINY SWASTIKAS. Iron Jaw has NAZI VISION. (Okay, okay, it’s probably just dramatic license…)
I can’t speak as to anything regarding He-She, having never actually read any Crimebuster stories. … also, not really sure what to make of the Junior Air Raid Warden Kit.
Cover art by Charles Biro. Images taken and cropped from this Heritage Auction.
Daredevil Battles Hitler might be my favorite comic cover of the 1940s, and is in my upper echelon for comic covers in general. I mean - just look at that thing! Art by Charles Biro and Bob Wood, says here, though I suppose you could argue Alois and Klara contributed, too. I’d never actually seen the back cover until I put this post together, so was unaware of all the other Lev Gleason Publications heroes shilled there.
To my surprise and relief, this summary says Real American Number One was an actual Native American hero/attorney, not just some white guy who decided to dress up for vigilantism. Can’t vouch for the stories myself, of course, but they’re there to download. No need to feel guilty about getting ‘em, either, as everything Lev Gleason published is now in the public domain.
Pictures ganked from a completed auction on the Heritage Auctions website, cropped/Photoshopped to dispense with the plastic clam-shell the issue now resides in.
Unrealized Frank Lloyd Wright design for a Pittsburgh civic center. Scan from The Vision of Frank Lloyd Wright.
Unrealized Frank Lloyd Wright design for seacliff house off the San Francisco bay. Scan from The Vision of Frank Lloyd Wright.
Collect fat from your mom
you do not have to be a cowboy to round up fat
Series of panels from Parents’ Magazine Press’s True Comics. I, uh, don’t know if getting paid by butchers to collect fat is a thing anymore? I assume not…
The Johnson Wax Research Tower and a research lab, part of Johnson Wax Headquarters. Located in Racine, Wisconsin, the complex was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Don’t remember what I scanned these from.
Tonsil dunkers all around! I’m lumpy with happy cabbage!
The final entries Kurt Busiek has posted in artist Martin Naydel’s “Talk of the Teen” series, highlighting (real? imagined?) slang used by teens of the late 1940s/early 1950s. Previous reblogs are here, here, and here.
Flip the grip, fileboner.
Even more oldstyle teen slang! I wonder if the be-hatted blonds in the lower half are the same character…
Two moos with goo, please.
More hep talk with the teens of the late 1940s!