Tuesday, June 26, 2012

DRIFT MARLO "File of the Periled Peace-Maker" Conclusion

Is an alien from space attempting to sabotage the new Anti-Missile Missile?
Detective Drift Marlo is attacked by someone...or something...near the launch pad.
Later he notices that Dr Fowler, who opposed the project had a bad leg...and the "alien" had the same limp...
This tale from Dell's Drift Marlo #1 (1962), was written by Phil Evans and illustrated by Tom Cooke, who also handled the Drift Marlo syndicated newspaper strip.
Yes, you read it right...syndicated newspaper strip.
Running for a decade from 1961 to 1971, the strip, while never a major hit, developed a dedicated audience.
The comic book, which ran only two issues, contained totally-new material, not reprints of the strips, as was so often the case with such titles including Dick Tracy, Brenda Starr, and Flash Gordon.
There have been no book reprints of the Drift Marlo comic strip, nor was the short-lived comic book ever reprinted.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

DRIFT MARLO "File of the Periled Peace-Maker" Part 1

Not the first character to be called "Space Detective"...
...but Drift Marlo was the first one to be set in the present (1962), not the future!
...and so does the "alien" Drift encountered!
You'll have to wait until next week to find out!
Plus: some background on our stellar shamus!
But for now, we will tell you this tale is from Dell's Drift Marlo #1 (1962), written by Phil Evans and illustrated by Tom Cooke.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

SHERLOCK HOLMES "Adventure of the Speckled Band"

Perhaps the most faithful comics adaptations were the Classics Illustrated tales...
...like this one from Classics Illustrated #110 (1953), which cover-featured "A Study in Scarlet".
The illustrator is Classics Illustrated veteran Seymour Moskowitz who's also credited as "Sam" or "Sy" in other comics.
The adaptation's scripter is unknown.

Join us next week for another tale of mystery...

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