Thursday, August 17, 2017

WARFRONT "Lone Tiger: The Tiger vs The Dragon"

Continuing the never-reprinted adventures of.. creator/artist Wally Wood is transitioned out and replaced by a new creative team!
Does the Dragon realize the Lone Tiger is the only Flying Tiger left in China?
(the rest were recalled to join up with US Army Air Corps units!)
And why does the Tiger claim he "won't lead his men into her trap"?
Also, why, in the story's opening panel, do we see other Flying Tigers, despite being clearly told Lt Barker is "the last American at the front"?
There seem to be continuity gaffes aplenty in this never-reprinted tale from Harvey's WarFront #38 (1966) as writer Otto Binder and illustrator George Roussos (over Wally Wood roughs on several pages) take over the strip.
Whether or not the character of The Dragon (and the fact she's a woman making her a Milton Canniff-esque "dragon lady") were part of Wood's concept is unknown!
The action continues next week!

Friday, August 11, 2017

WARFRONT "Dollar Bill Ca$h"

Here's the other never-reprinted Wally Wood-created aviator...
...from Harvey's WarFront #37 (1966)!
Written, penciled and inked by Wally Wood with art assists by Dan Adkins, this projected series about a present-day "mercenary with a conscience" never got beyond this initial strip!
However, it's "brother" series Lone Tiger would return next issue, as you'll see next week!
Don't miss it...that's an order!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

WARFRONT "Lone Tiger" and "Dollar Bill Ca$h" Features & Unpublished Art!

...(here's the rough by Wally Wood for the page above, note the similarity in the rough of Dollar Bill Cash to Wally Wood himself)...
...but Wally Wood thoughfully provided a little background both about the character and the actual Flying Tigers...
..and here's the original art for a never-used WarFront cover (minus logo and cover text, which would have taken up the top 1/3 of the page above the art)...
...and, to top it all off, a text feature about the other Wally Wood-created character, Dollar Bill Ca$h!
That's an order!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

WARFRONT "Lone Tiger"

Presenting the never-reprinted adventures of..
from Harvey's WarFront #37 (1966)!
Written, penciled, and inked by Wally Wood (with Dan Adkins assisting on penciling and inking), this premiere adventure of The Lone Tiger "sets the stage" for the series.
Unfortunately, Wood wouldn't continue on the strip, and the new writer and artist took the series on a somewhat different you'll see next week.
Don't miss them...that's an order!