"The jam session was like a strange, new world to me! The savage, rhythmic beat of the drums had us all in a dreamy hypnotic trance! But the beating of my heart rose above the drums as Guy's arm stole around me!"
(from "My Jazz-Time Romance")
Today we have a pretty varied assortment of treats for you, everything from some pretty silly funny-animal and kid's comics, to a very wordy adult romance book; and all dealing with some facet of music or other. Stay tuned after the JUMP for four short stories sure to make you bop!
We'll lead off this week with Super Rabbit, from Marvel's Movie Tunes #3, Fall of 1946. No artist or writer credit known. Our hero gets involved with the 'Mystery Singer', whose fans nearly finish him!
Alrighty then, I'll allow no rest after confronting the aroused Super Rabbit, but instead we'll plow ahead in time to 1984, and Archie's T.V. Laugh-Out #97, wherein we find this gem featuring Josie and the Pussycats entitled "Swingers", as written by Frank Doyle and illustrated by the amazing and prolific Dan DeCarlo. Thanks and a tip of the hat once again to BookSteve over at his great blog Four-Color Shadows for calling attention to this piece.
In our next story, pity the poor illustrator Myron Fass, who has to try and fit some art into the panels of the VERY wordy script for "My Jazz-Time Romance" (Dream Book of Romance #5, 1953). He presents some nice art, though!
For our special dessert, here's a real doozy from Fall 1945 and Wonderland Comics, featuring a little imp who lives in your record-player, and who doesn't care for the albums that you play one little bit!
Cover by the famed Howie Post, story illustrator unknown. The lettering is most likely by Howard Ferguson, however. So there.
Hah! - Kooky, huh? Be sure to join us again at the WFMU Comic Supplement in two weeks from today for a totally different spate of music and radio-related comic book triumphs.
'Till then hang loose and stay sick!
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