Monday, March 25, 2024

Two High-Action Stories from Milt Stein!

Good afternoon, Kids! So nice to visit with you all again!

Today we have two brief but excellent examples of the action-friendly work of Milt Stein, animator and comic-book artist best known for his drawing Supermouse and other characters for Standard Comics in the 1950s. Many legendary cartoonist drew Supie, (Al Hubbard and Jack Bradbury among others) but my favorite was Milt Stein. No one put the zap and zing into Supermouse action panels quite like Milt Stein. His work was always so full of vigorous motion and joy. Looking at these stories, one can see why animator, John Kricfalusi (Ren & Stimpy), is a fan.

I consider the second story a real treasure (I love stumbling across comic book characters I’ve never heard of). Custer the Crocodile is completely forgotten today – so forgotten, in fact, I was not able to find out anything about him regarding creator. Still, I like him. Mr. Stein seems to have enjoyed him, too.

Both these stories come from Supermouse, The Big Cheese No. 24 April 1953.

Well, that's all for now, Kids! Coming up next something a little different. I'm going to dip into my Big Golden Book collection for a Huckleberry Hound story (with a ton of other Hanna-Barbrea characters) by Norman McGary and Hawley Pratt

I will see you all again very soon. Until then, I hope you are all warm, safe, and happy!

--Your friend, Mykal

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