Monday, June 11, 2012
SPECIAL MAGAZINE FOR LITTLE FOLKS
the newsstand in my birth month of December 1951. However, unlike
Humphrey Comics, which would run but one more issue before ending.
Little Max Comics would last as long as Joe Palooka Comics. From
October 1949 to November 1961, Harvey Comics published 73 issues of
the title. In a line-up that included or would include such young
stars as Little Lotta, Little Dot, Little Audrey, Casper, Spooky,
Wendy, Hot Stuff, and seven thousand different Richie Rich books,
Max was probably considered a better fit than Humphrey.
Remember how two days ago I told you I didn’t know much about Joe
Palooka? And how yesterday I told you I knew even less about Joe’s
pal Humphrey? Continuing that tradition, the only thing I really
know about Little Max is that he was mute.
The Grand Comics Database lists no credits for Little Max Comics.
The Who’s Who of American Comic Books 1928-1999 comes up just as
empty, so, until someone tells me otherwise, I’m going to assume
the stories were written by Jane Austen and drawn by Norman
Rockwell. I’ll also mention that “Little Max” is a brand name for
magic underwear. With the election season upon us, who’s gonna
notice a few more big fat lies?
I’ll be back tomorrow with some thoughts on Ray Bradbury, followed
by another Rawhide Kid Wednesday.
© 2012 Tony Isabella