Cool rare comic books by John Hitchcock
by John Hitchcock
John Hitchcock, nationally noted comic book/original art collector
presents some rare examples of comic books from his collection. John Hitchcock
owns the Parts Unknown Comic Book Shop in Greensboro, North Carolina located near
the corner of Spring Garden and Mendenhall and can be reached at 336- 272-0191
© Dell Comics Four Color 1309 /1962
Quality Comics 1942
is one of my favorite finds. This issue contains a 'Midnite' story
by Jack Cole and 'The Jester' by Paul Gustavson and 'Wildfire' by
Jim Mooney. I gave copies of this book to both Al Williamson and
Murphy Anderson because they both wanted to own the last brilliant
story of 'The Ray' by Lou Fine. One of the fortie's best superhero
artists, Lou Fine is to comics what Fred Astaire is to dance.
© Marvel Comics Sept. 1959
The old Atlas (which later became Marvel Comics) monster books
are all cool, but this one issue has an amazing list of talent.
Believe it or not, this one book has stories illustrated by Steve
Ditko, Joe Sinnott, Al Williamson, John Severin and Jack Kirby
(who did the great cover). Whew!
Flash Gordon no. 13
© Charlton Comics 1969
Fifteen pages of Flash Gordon from a young Jeff Jones, add to that a great cover by under-appreciated Pat Boyette and you have a very worthwhile addition to your Charlton Comics collection.
© Tower Comics Aug. 1966
The Thunder Agents books are true originals. Twenty issues
of 25 cent annual-sized brilliance, this series was brought
to life mostly by the genius of Wally Wood and this issue
contains the death of Thunder Agent 'Menthor'. I have strong
memories of this book from my childhood, this was the first
time I ever experienced a comic book character dying. Heavy
stuff for a young mind in the sixties.
Al Williamson & Archie Goodwin / Alex Toth 20 Questions / The Wally Wood Letters / bizarre 1950's comics / 60's comics
more 60's comics / 70's comics
Charlton Comics 1966-67 / lost comic covers
Rare Alex Toth comics
Alex Toth Dell Comics / Creating Captain Marvel 1942 / Joe Kubert's Firehair / Reed Crandall comics