Tuesday, August 5, 2014


Ogden Whitney left behind a huge amount of comic book work from the Golden Age. I remember him for the important amount of Silver Age work he contributed to as well, especially on NoMan (although I love this Gil Kane cover) of the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents (The Higher United Nations Defense Enforcement Reserves.)  

Ogden co-created ("Make Way for the Fat Fury...") Herbie, with Don Rico, his most famous comic book. In this humorous, superhero parody comic, Herbie saves the day by towing George Washington and his troops across the Delaware and other such stories.

Whitney also did a fair amount of Silver Age work for Marvel & Tower Comics. 

For Marvel, Ogden drew gruff Nick Fury in Strange Tales #149, reprinted in S.H.I.E.L.D. #2 (with a terrific Steranko cover!) Additionally, he worked on most of a Two-Gun Kid  #87-#129 run (with a few gaps.) Two-Gun Kid also appeared in Mighty Marvel Western #10

At Tower, Whitney illustrated NoMan #1 & #2, along with T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #9, #10, #13, #15, #17 & #18. That's what I remember him for, NoMan

So, all in all, I see Ogden Whitney leaving a great legacy in the Silver Age, as well as his prolific career in the Golden Age. 

P.S. Please notice that I have added a couple of new links to the list, Bleeding Cool & Newsarama. Have fun!

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