Thursday, January 22, 2015

Happy 109th birthday Robert E. Howard!

The Great Comic Book Heroes usually writes about comics but today we are going to celebrate the birthday of the great writer, Robert E. Howard, who is considered to be the father of Sword and Sorcery with his work on such stuff as Solomon Kane, King Kull and Conan!

Happy Birthday
Robert E. Howard!
(January 22, 1906 – June 11, 1936)

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Happy 121st Birthday Harold Gray! The creator of Little Orphan Annie!

Harold Gray
(January 20, 1894 – May 9, 1968)
the creator of 

Harold Gray created Little Orphan Annie in 1924 and for the next 44 years he would thrill millions of readers on a daily bases with Annie and her plucky, never-say-die attitude. Little Orphan Annie would hit it’s peak in the 30’s Depression Era America and become an cultural icon, embodying the optimism and hardwork ethic of American’s everywhere.

Friday, January 16, 2015

the primordial FIRST WORLD of Jamie Chase!

Come see the wild and weird primordial dawn of man in 
Jamie Chase' 
First World!

Jamie Chase's First World is unique in the world of comics these days. It is a throwback to a long gone time in comics when there was a love for powerful jungle lords and when ferocious T Rexes clashed with sharp horned Triceratops.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Happy 152nd birthday R. F. Outcault!

Happy Birthday
Richard Felton Outcault
born January 14, 1863, died September 25, 1928,
the father of the American comic strip.

Here Outcault is next to his most famous creations of the Yellow Kid, Buster Brown and Tige.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year with Alan Moore and Tom Strong!

The Great Comic Book Heroes 
ushers in 2015 with Tom Strong's Timekeeper and the 
Tower at Time's End!
The Timekeeper and the Tower at Time's End was presented in Tom Strong #13, July, 2001 and was created by Alan Moore, Chris Sprouce, Russ Heath, Kyle Baker and Pete Poplaski. 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas with Robinson's Starman!

It's Christmas Eve and Jack Knight, the Starman thinks he will be spending it helping out a homeless Santa but instead it's Santa who will be helping Jack discover the true spirit of Christmas.

On this Christmas day I thought it would be fun to look at a Christmas story from Starman #27 (Feb. 1997).

Friday, December 19, 2014

Merry Christmas from Buster Brown!

Practically a century before that mischievous Calvin hooked up with Hobbes there was another young couple terrorizing parents everywhere, R. F. Outcault's Buster Brown and his dog Tige!