While trolling through Scott Shaw’s wonderful Oddball Comics site I found a interesting Doll Man cover. Sol Brodsky and Israel Waldman under their I. W. Publishing/Super Comics, Inc. imprint illegally reprinted Golden Age stories from old art or printing plates they dug up in the 1960s. Doll Man had three issues resurrecting his stories including this reprint of last week’s It’s Doll Man Monday comic. What amazes me is that, even when he’s not tied up, Doll Man instantly “assumes the position” of thrusting his little package towards the villain Minstrel in virtually the same pose of the Golden Age cover. Maybe Doll Man is trying to live up to what I.W. deemed him on the cover, “The Biggest Little Pack of Dynamite”. Or maybe a flaming banjo will just simply do that kind of stuff to you.
Compare the cover above with last week’s It’s Doll Man Monday cover below. I do note that instead of a bell tower the new cover’s location is an art museum which makes me happy as i alway like examples of “The Unholy Marriage of Art and Comics”, the Arf books’ subtitle.
— C. Yoe (in the funny papers)