Tuesday, June 24, 2014

REMEMBERING PAUL REINMAN'S ARCHIE COMICS HIGH CAMP SUPERHEROES !!!



Paul Reinman was probably most remembered for his inking of Jack Kirby artwork in the Hulk & X-Men comic books.




However, I like to remember him for the Archie Comics he drew the Fly Man, The Shadow & Mighty Crusaders. Paul provided artwork for nearly all of their superhero comic books.




Originally, Reinman had worked for Archie in the Golden Age working on The Shield, Wizard & Steel Sterling. Back then he also worked for DC, Marvel, Dell & Charlton Comics. He also drew many mystery, war, western & crime comic books. In the Silver Age, he also worked for Tower, Skywald & Harvey Comics.




With Archie Comics, I enjoyed the Mighty Crusaders, Black Hood, Fly Man & Web comic books. They were what I remember comic books to be, fun & exciting. They also provided a rare look at married superheroes (The Web.)

It was quite funny.




Paul also provided artwork for Tower Comics in their T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents (NoMan) & Dynamo comic books. I still remember mailing quarters to Tower Comics for issues of Dynamo & T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents comic books. I was so thrilled receiving them in the mail, like a present.



Another of the memorable purchases was for the High Camp Superheroes (mass market) paperback filled with Reinman's Archie Comics characters.

It was so much darn fun.



Look them up, you may be glad you did.

Live Large. 

Thank you.

1 comment:

  1. I really liked Reinman's Archie super hero art! His Fly-Girl was really sexy even in Comics Code approved story and art!

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