Sunday, July 22, 2012

July 1940: Blue Ribbon Comics #6

Cover by Ed Smalle

'Hercules' (by Joe Blair and Ed Wexler): Hercules deals with Augie King, a stable owner and racketeer who has been doping horses. This is yet another clever play on the Twelve Labours, this time being the cleaning of King Augeias' stables. I'm still enjoying this.

In other stories:

'Rang-a-Tang the Wonder Dog' (by Joe Blair and Ed Smalle) protects "Harley Shaplyn", who is making a movie about a European dictator, from Nazi sympathisers. 'Gypsy Johnson, Adventurer' (by John Bulthuis) is captured by the evil Baron Von Krasner, who hunts in him a shameless rip-off of "The Most Dangerous Game".'The Fox' (by Joe Blair and Irwin Hasen) defeats some bank robbers with the awesome power of photography. 'Corporal Collins, Infantryman' (by Abner Sundell and Charles Biro) helps locate some German supply trains. 'Ty-Gor, Son of the Tiger' (by Joe Blair and Mort Meskin) meets his civilised uncle, and beats up a would-be murderer. 'Doc Strong' (by Joe Blair and Sam Cooper) repels an attack on his island by the barbaric Gustave Ritter, despite the treachery of his friend Stuyvesant. 'Loop Logan, Air Ace' (by Joe Blair and Frank Volp) exposes a Nazi spy who he used to race against as a youth. And 'The Green Falcon' (by Harry Shorten and Edd Ashe) rescues his beloved Lady Marion from Arab slave traders.

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