Where Are the Funny Superhero Comics? Three Silver Age Classics

Angel and the Ape #2 cover

KC’s latest Westfield column looks back at three of the most famous funny superhero comics: Not Brand Echh, The Inferior Five, and Angel and the Ape.

After reading the column, I want to read all of them! Clearly, I’m not familiar enough with this part of the Silver Age, since when KC mentioned “the pot-headed Forbush Man”, I didn’t realize he was talking about a cooking pot. I don’t think I’d care much for I5’s Dumb Bunny, but Angel sounds pretty cool.

2 Responses to “Where Are the Funny Superhero Comics? Three Silver Age Classics”

  1. Joe Palmer Says:

    Not Brand Echh and Inferior Five are fun though I’m unfamiliar with the original run of Angel & Ape. There probably isn’t enough demand for trade collections which is unfortunate.

  2. Torsten Adair Says:

    And while you’re at it, read any of Phil Foglio’s DC work. I especially liked his take on “Stanley and His Monster”.

    There’s also the Maniaks, which appeared in Showcase around the same time. There’s an appearance by Woody Allen in one of the issues.

    I also hear that the old Bob Hope comics is enjoyable, but have never seen.




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