Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Wolverton's Bingbang Buster & Hedy

Any Basil Wolverton fans out there?
Bill Peckmann has just sent me an odd story by him. And here's what Bill has to say about it.

"Here's a curiosity piece if any one's interested. (I finally dug out my collection of favorite western comics.),
In 1949 Basil Wolverton introduced his character Bingbang Buster and his horse Hedy in Black Diamond Western #16. To me, it is a real precursor to Mad comics, just loved this insert feature as a kid. Remember this is almost 3 years before Mad, note the Bill Elder type signs.
Thought you'd like to see it since Black Diamond seems to fly under everyone's radar."

Now, Enjoy! :)

1 comment:

Ger Apeldoorn said...

It certainly seems an influence on Kurtzman's Potshot Pete.