Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Television Comics!




These covers fascinate me because apparently it was sufficient to simply show kids watching television to generate interest in a comic, or at least that seems to be the thinking on the first trio of covers for this run. The kids are just static observers of the grand screen, a television screen far far bigger than any of its time.


By the fourth installment they had to add the notion of three-dimensional interplay to liven it up a bit. And "Willy Nilly" has become a puppet, a reverse Pinnochio scenario if you will.

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2 comments:

  1. You'll also note the tv screen images are COLOR...but only B/W televisons were commercially-available at the time!

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  2. Too true! In 1950, the year of these comics, I'd reckon black and white was iffy!

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