Blow Up Your Comics (2)
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.
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.
CREDITS: Lassie 48 & 52, 1960 &1961, Dell
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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