Monday, September 22, 2008

By the 10's: Blondie, part 2!

Continuing and concluding from last time around...

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Issue 130

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Issue 140

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Issue 150

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Issue 160

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Issue 170, as King Comics comes back to publish a handful of issues...

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Issue 180 - Charlton takes over!

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Issue 190

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Issue 200!

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Issue 210

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Issue 220

And two issues later, Charlton gave up the ghost on Blondie, and nobody else picked up on it from that (kind of surprising, I expected a Gold Key/Whitman run, y'know?). Oh, there was another issue... L-2 or something like that, with a King Comics masthead, but with Charlton's artist on it... but other than that, nothing in the US until a one-shot by Blackthorne!

Jon

3 comments:

  1. atlest issue 200 onwards we see the true cover artist is one Paul Fung Jr... never heard of him i must say.. and on issue 140... some kid drawn on the Cover? oh tis tis... bad kid.

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  2. There were a number of artists at Charlton who worked on licensed stuff... some were better than others at matching the original style!

    Paul Fung Jr. also worked on Charlton's Bullwinkle , Hong Kong Phooey, and Underdog books... as well as some Popeye books for King in 1972. But mostly he worked on Blondie. According to Wikipedia, he worked on the Blondie comic books for 40 years, and assisted on the newspaper strip from 1949 to 1965, receiving National Cartoonist Society award. And he was born in Seattle, WA! His NCS bio says he did over 500 comic books, and is apparently still living and active!

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  3. Atlest they got rid of the horrible white eye colouring on Dagwood...

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