Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Tally Ho Comics #nn - Frank Frazetta art (1st pro work)

Tally Ho Comics v1 #nn, 1944 - Frank Frazetta's first comic book work was an assistant to John Giunta on this one shot issue from the 1940s. An arctic idol worshiped by Eskimo-like followers comes to life to battle a demonic figure named Fang. The idol curiously holds a tomahawk and smokes a pipe, but more closely resembles a cartoon snowman. Frazetta's handiwork is not clearly evident, but the depictions of Snowman and Fang would be my best guess. Like most artists, this first effort is a far cry from later polished works and falls well below expectations. Interestingly, what looks most like Frazetta is the face and hands of Fang on the John Giunta-credited cover. This is number 1 of 1 Tally Ho Comics issues with Frazetta art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Frazetta or Tally-Ho Comics issues. See also more firsts, this blog's Frazetta checklist or Top 10 Frazetta comics.
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" Frazetta story partial pencils and inks (John Giunta pencils and inks) 8 pages = *
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