Monday, August 09, 2010

Straight From Hollywood

Here are a few pages of then-current Hollywood trivia and meaningless gossip from 1936 and '37 issues of NEW ADVENTURE COMICS, the title that started as NEW COMICS and would end up in a long run for National/DC as ADVENTURE COMICS! Signed by "Laidlaw," these are clearly done in the tradition of the RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT newspaper feature which makes me wonder if this may have been a syndicated feature also. Most likely, though, it was just trying to look like one. In this pre-Superman period , most comic books were either actual strip reprints or cheap, homemade imitations that the publishers didn't have to pay as much for and thus could elicit more profit!

1 comment:

  1. Ironic that piece on Jackie Cooper consitering he not only became a good director, but the head of Screen Gems (Columbia Pictures Television) in the 1960's