Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Two by Voight

While reading through a batch of public domain Golden Age comics scans on my new iPad (which I won in an internet contest -- no foolin'!), I stumbled across a couple of treats -- two more stories drawn by C. A. Voight. I have no idea who drew the cover for 1945's Meteor Comics #1 (shown below) -- and neither does the Grand Comics Database. In fact, the GCD misidentifies the Voight stories as being by George Marcoux, the artist of Supersnipe. I've reported the error, and I hope it's fixed soon.

Teeny McSweeny is a three-page military humor strip, complete with WWII-era racially insensitive portrayal of the Japanese. It's less caricatured than most from that period -- but still a reflection of the times.

Impossible Man is a seven-page story of a regular guy in a world of super-heroes -- long before Supertown, Astro City or the hero-filled world of Unemployed Man. It's also the second Voight story I've posted to feature a splash panel of the hero holding aloft a huge "dumbell" weight -- see Voight's He-Man.

I did some clean-up on the scans -- though some of the off register color was just too much to even attempt to fix.

If you enjoy these vintage comics posts, please leave a comment!


fortunato said...

Thanx for these pages!

I always loved Charles Voight syndicated work (PETEY and BETTY) and his comic book art is wonderful too.
It's a pity Voight died at only 60.

George Marcoux was a newspaper cartoonist too.
McNaught syndicated his TODDY strip in late 30s.

The error in attribution by GCD is really odd: their graphic style was very different.

benton jew said...

Thanks again for the Voight stuff.
He was an amazing draughtsman.
He's one of those guys who made the amazing look easy.

Martin Powell said...

I love this stuff.