Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Early Gold Key Comic

Take a look at the Saved From the Paper Drive blog's entry for today:  a 50 year old Gold Key comic titled "Hanna Barbera Band-Wagon." It was 25 cents for 80 pages back then. Quite a great trove of comics! And this was about the ninth comic ever in the Gold Key line.

It's the coloring that got me: big blocks of color for the borderless panels tend to prevail. Borderless panels were standard for Gold Key. It was the coloring of this story that looked a little different. Not bad different, just different. Very colorful. The balloons are rectangular with a single line (ala Doonesbury) to the speaker's mouth. The art is by John Carey, who knew his way around a zippy pen line.

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