It reads “HUNK” at twelve o’clock!

(From "Fantastic Comics" number 6. No date, but I'm guessing 1939?)

13 Responses to It reads “HUNK” at twelve o’clock!

  1. Avatar John says:

    Let me guess…this is from story entitled “The Adventures of the Fantastic Lurch Twins!”

  2. Avatar Gero says:

    Wow…just, wow. This is the worst drawn professional comic panel I’ve ever laid eyes on, and I’ve read Liefeld’s stuff before. This…this is just aweful. I think I could draw better characters than this and I have the artistic skill of a 3-year-old. They have no expressions on their faces, they don’t have their mouths open, and, if it wasn’t for the fact that this was made before computers, I would have said that someone just copy/pasted his face onto her…

  3. Avatar Dan says:

    I’m pretty sure these are Beavis and Butthead’s parents.

  4. Avatar Sutter_Kaine says:

    I’m assuming the guy’s name is “Space” but why is the woman using it sarcastically?

  5. Avatar Mr.MikeK says:

    Judging by which side of the spaceship the driver is on they might be British. If my diet included eel pie and blood pudding I might look constipated too.

  6. Avatar Myro says:

    Okay, found out that this is from 1940, and the dude is Sub Saunders. Still no idea who is perturbed female companion is.

    http://www.comicvine.com/fantastic-comics/49-19504/

  7. Avatar John says:

    Myro – outstanding work, sir! I think, however, that our protaganist is “Space Smith.” The woman must be his girlfriend, “The Forehead,” er, Dianna.

    See: http://www.comicvine.com/space-smith/29-26920/all-images/108-244342/space_smith_fantastic_1_fox/105-1448260/

  8. Avatar ajw says:

    dan im completely with you on that, butthead is very easy to see in the spaceman.

  9. Avatar frankie says:

    Somebody scared Frankenstein’s monster, and he turned white.

  10. Avatar Myro says:

    John (7): That would make more sense, thank you. My research is only as thorough as the time I have to put into it, and I’m certainly not infallible.

  11. Avatar Me, Myself & I says:

    She sure as heck doesn’t need shoulder pads.

  12. Avatar John says:

    Oh Internets…how you distract me so?

    More info on Space Smith and his creator, Fletcher Hanks: http://lambiek.net/artists/h/hanks_fletcher.htm

    …note the inset panel with Space and Dianna. Look familiar?

  13. Avatar frankie says:

    @John(12): Yes, it does look familiar, but in that story, they’re apparently riding in a brick-oven pizza oven.