I knew Conrad, and am deeply saddened by the news of his passing. In the late 1990's he was directing a B movie in my hometown and asked me to play the role of a small town sheriff. I was really hot to play the part, but I was unable to take time off from work to accomodate the shooting schedule (and the hell of it was that he shot the outdoor scenes in the woods behind K-Mart, which is a ten minute walk from my house). He gave me a bunch of Ed Wood movies and a couple of his own, and was swell enough to autograph some of my Plan 9 from Outer Space memorabilia.
Conrad Brooks was a great guy and I'll miss him terribly. 😭
Probably the greatest Alex Schomburg cover ever, from April 1944, Suspense Comics #3. By the way, there was no corresponding story in the comic itself.
Posted mainly because people in another Facebook comics group are absolutely LOSING THEIR MINDS over it.
It looks like the BBo'F will be on another hiatus. I just caught another paid editing project. But I'll try to at least post a cool comic cover or three during the break. Be back soon!
I'm far from the sharpest tool in the shed. But when it comes to nineteenth century military theory? Oh, yeah, I KNOW things.
Photographic "proof" that Amelia Earhart was captured by the Japanese is nothing new. In fact, a 1946 comic book proves that the rumors go back even farther than we imagined:
Happy Independence Day! Despite the fact that I am vile, traitorous, Colonial scum, I offer this to my English friends: a tribute to England's greatest Victorian adventurer: https://fourcolorglasses.wordpress.com/…/the-veiled-prophe…/
I read a swell piece this morning about how The Rocketeer movie doesn't remotely get the amount of love it deserves:
A later ad said if you signed up enough friends and formed a club, you could receive a visit from Captain Battle himself. Promo ad from Silver Streak Comics #16, November 1941.