Blow Up Your Comics (2)

By: John Hilgart
March 29, 2012

Second in a series of thirty posts by John Hilgart. HiLobrow yields to no one in our admiration for his spelunkery into the mysterious and gorgeous depths of comics that we grew up reading without ever noticing what he’s shown us. Check out the manifesto and FAQ of Hilgart’s 4CP project.

This second introductory post to the “Blow Up Your Comics” series is meant to bolster the proposition that good stuff may be lurking anywhere.

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I grabbed two Sixties’ issues of Lassie from a pile of comics I’ve tried to sell more than once. I found what looked like a good prospect for my blog in each of them, scanned that, and then just grazed the same two pages while they were on my scanner, looking for anything else that looked potentially interesting.

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CREDITS: Lassie 48 & 52, 1960 &1961, Dell

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SIMILAR HILOBROW SERIES: SUBSUPERMEN — Golden Age heroes who didn’t make the grade | MASKED MAN | LIMERICKANIA | MEET THE L.I.S. — John Hilgart discovers “implicit superheroes” concealed within comic-book mastheads | 4CP FRIDAY — themed comic-book detail galleries, curated by admirers of John Hilgart’s 4CP project | KIRB YOUR ENTHUSIASM — 25 writers on 25 Jack Kirby panels | ANNOTATED GIF — Kerry Callen brings comic book covers to life | CHESS MATCH — a gallery of pulp fiction chess games | COMICALLY VINTAGE — that’s-what-she-said vintage comic panels | DC — THE NEW 52 — an 11-year-old reviews DC’s new lineup | FILE X — a one-of-a-kind gallery of “X” pulp paperback covers | SECRET PANEL — Silver Age comics’ double entendres | SKRULLICISM — they lurk among us

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Categories

Comics, Read-outs, Spectacles

What do you think?

  1. Amazing finds on these pages, John. Timmy — is that the kid’s name? His face in the second panel of the second full page looks like it was drawn by Dan Clowes, doesn’t it? And the rain/light lines in the background of these panels are magical.

  2. Joshua, I agree. These are good pages of art and thoughtfully colored too. None of the crops actually made the cut for posting to the 4CP blog, but they’re definitely representative of the way that fragments from the same page seem to come from completely different planets. My favorite thing here may be the background behind the atomically radiant man in the suit.

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