Friday, March 19, 2010

Seriously...Spurt Hammond?

I only have a few titles in my Golden Age long box, but that's because I collect certain titles, the Blue Beetle put out by the Fox Syndicate and, of course, Dick Briefer's Frankenstein. I also have a few copies of Planet Comics, with ran 73 issues and actually made it into the early 50s.

But I never heard of Spurt Hammond until today. The appearance was in that bottom cover, possibly illustrated by Basil Wolverton. Check the cover on the other one, though. The later issues rivaled Astounding for their cover art.


HemlockMan said...

I don't think that's Basil Wolverton. I could be wrong, but it doesn't quite look like his stuff...merely inspired by him.

PLANET COMICS was a decent, weird title. And it did survive into the 50s, like many Golden Age titles did, before TV killt them off.

Spurt Hammond is a new one on me. I wasn't aware of the character. I wonder if he's in the public domain? I'd suppose that he is, by now.

Richard J. said...

Brief Spurt of fame.

Lana Gramlich said...

Spurt Hammond??? HA HA HA HA HA! OMG...That's SOOO bad!