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  1. Perhaps in this post on Facebook by Grand Comics Database: https://www.facebook.com/GrandComicsDatabase/photos/a.226127824089794/4214065905295946/?type=3 Here's a list of the characters on which Davis worked from the Grand Comics Database: https://www.comics.org/series/865/details/creators/ But they short change Davis on the "Hound and the Hare" for which Mike credits Davis extensively. But Mike meanwhile only credits a minority of DC Funny Animal stories with artists or writers so I have no trouble believing that James F. Davis drew and perhaps wrote many more "Flippity and Flop" and other Funny Animal stories for DC.
  2. Hey, wow! I really like your Showcase 33. It's better than mine. Is it one you still own?
  3. Certainly be a major pain just finding the #106 in 7.5 and paying for the easier to find #105 in 7.5! Here incidentally is my own #105 again:
  4. Hmmmm. Mike only has him working on "Flippity and Flop" stories in issue #9: http://www.mikesamazingworld.com/main/features/creator.php?creatorid=364 But of course Mike doesn't necessarily have all the info either.
  5. My earliest memory of being captivated by any house ad was in late May of 1961 when I saw these ads in Adventures of the Fly 13 heralding the introduction of Fly Girl and Jaguar respectively: The Adventures of the Jaguar 1 hit newsstands a few weeks later: Northland copy I was spellbound by this dashing new hero! The issue also included this tantalizing ad for the mysterious Fly Girl: Fly Girl made her first appearance a few weeks thereafter in Adventures of the Fly 14: Bethlehem copy
  6. Yes, the James F. Davis known primarily for his "Fox and the Crow", "Hound and the Hare" and "Twiddle and Twaddle" stories the last of which appeared in Flippity and Flop" comics from 1948 to 1967.
  7. The first thing that comes to mind is dictionaries. I have one. I see that Random House though eventually acquired Dell's remaining assets:
  8. Don't be ridiculous. I'm of Lithuanian descent. My uncle was taken to Siberia by the Soviets where he eventually perished. But for multifold reasons I despise Captain America. If I'm limited to "Captain" superheroes, here's my top choice: If however I have to choose a Timely hero, it's going to be Sub-Mariner or better yet this one: So you can stuff your Captain America.
  9. I'll be sure to keep that in mind when I read your posts.
  10. Four more Black Cats: I wonder if Harvey would still honour their offer today? I don't see an expiry date. I'd even be willing to settle for back issues.
  11. It's interesting that Wonder Woman, Flash and Green Lantern completely lost their gigs in Comic Cavalcade in which they'd actually been the cover feature to the Fox and the Crow, the Dodo and the Frog, Nutsy Squirrel and company in issue #30 late in 1948: (Not mine.) I'm sure modern day comic fanboys just wouldn't understand!
  12. No guts, no glory.
  13. My money's on Grogg. He should by rights clean house. Unless the fix is in of course.
  14. I'm a great fan of the house ads comic publishers once ran to promote other issues from their own comic line. In particular the ones that letterer and logo designer Ira Schnapp did for DC between 1940 and 1967 were works of art and very often left me with a palpable desire to acquire and read that particular comic. So show off your favourite house ads by any publisher here with your present day copy of that same comic if possible! I'll start. I still remember the day in 1964 that I first saw this ad in an old Blackhawk comic in the waiting room of the Ontario Conservatory of Music on Dundas Street in London prior to my weekly accordion lesson: It left me longing for a copy of Justice League 3 but at the time I thought that particular issue was gone forever in the mists of time. I've had that issue now since 1980-81 but I'd still like a better copy!
  15. Yes, my mistake. Pat Abbruzzi was a running back. I see though that he scored a whopping 19 TDs in 1955 when the Alouettes played only 12 games and then 20 in 1956 when they played 14 games. I don't have any Pat Abbruzzi cards but I do have his 1958 Weekend Magazine photo page
  16. How could you possibly devote more than a minute's research and come to that conclusion? There's nothing special about Aquaman's appearance in Adventure Comics 229. Because it's not. Adventure Comics 260 is the best candidate for Aquaman's first Silver Age appearance because it contains a new and slightly different origin story for Aquaman.
  17. That's a very lazy definition on Overstreet's part though and should not be used.
  18. I disagree. My vote for the lamest goes to Captain America. I'm not a fan of that jingoistic all-American shtick of his.
  19. The cover of this Flippity and Flop issue from Scrooge's collection: Clearly served as the inspiration for this Fox and the Crow cover:
  20. Hey, wow! That's a really nice Funny Stuff 4. How did you manage to score that one?
  21. Wow, Peter Panda! That's another title I've been able to admire only in house ads until now.
  22. Who are "them"? The file copies or certain individuals connected to Dell? I have some of the Random House "File" copies. But how were any of these outfits associated with Dell or Western Printing?