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ROBBINS, FRANK - Scorchy Smith, Johnny Hazard comic strips, Marvel and DC comic book art

Johnny Hazard was an action-adventure comic strip created by cartoonist Frank Robbins for King Features Syndicate. It was published from 1944 until 1977 with separate storylines for the daily strip and the Sunday strip. Day before D-Day After work in advertising, Robbins took over the daily strip Scorchy Smith from Noel Sickles in 1939 with a Sunday page added in 1940. King Features then asked Robbins to do Secret Agent X-9, but Robbins instead chose to devise an aviation comic for the syndicate, and Johnny Hazard was launched on Monday, June 5, 1944, one day before D-Day. While working on the strip during the 1940s, Robbins contributed illustrations to Life, look, The Saturday Evening Post and other magazines. Robbins stopped drawing Johnny Hazard in 1977 and retired to Mexico in order to devote himself to painting full time. Characters and story The strip followed the globe-trotting adventures of aviator Johnny Hazard, initially as a member of the United States Army Air Corps in World War II, later as a Cold War secret agent. Comics historian Don Markstein described the transition: As the story opened, Johnny, like most American men of his generation, was fighting World War II. But his gig with the Army Air Corps didn't last long, as D-Day came when the strip was only a day old. But the only effect civilian life had on him was to enlarge the scope of his adventures—as a freelance pilot, Johnny ranged throughout the entire world. (An early focus, though, was China, putting him head-to-head with the rival Chicago Tribune Syndicate's Terry and the Pirates.) Johnny dealt with spies, beautiful women, smugglers, gorgeous dames, sci-fi style menaces, fabulous chicks and all the other kinds of folks a two-fisted adventurer of his calibre would be expected to deal with. As he did, unlike many fictional two-fisted adventurers, he matured—not as quickly as real people, but after a third of a century or so, he was quite gray at the temples. And a third of a century was as long as the strip ran. It was popular enough at first, and ran far longer than most post-war adventure strips, but the times were against it. Newspaper editors were more interested in daily gags than continuous stories, and Johnny Hazard succumbed to the trend in 1977. Preview All Pieces On This Page

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ROBBINS, FRANK - Adventure into Fear #28 pg 2, Morbius is badly injured while Martine and Stroud deal with a real female vampire at police headquarters $For sale or trade
ROBBINS, FRANK - Adventure into Fear #31 pg, Morbius vs female vampire 1975 $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Captain America #186 pg 11, Falcon origin, Cap & Red Skull $For Sale or trade
ROBBINS, FRANK - Captain America #187 pg 31, splash page. Cap meets Alchemoid NEW $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - GS Invaders #1 pg, Captain America relives Pearl Harbor + FDR / Hitler $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - House of Secrets #123 cover, depicts Alex Toth famous ice cream story $For trade
ROBBINS, FRANK - Human Fly #13 pg 12, Marvel reality hero 1978 $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Invaders #11 page 10 four of the Invaders in action on one page: Captain America, Sub-Mariner, Human Torch and Toro Please Inquire
ROBBINS, FRANK - Invaders #12 page 2 $Trade only
ROBBINS, FRANK - Invaders #12 pg 23, Timely Heroes: Submariner, Capt America $Email for Pricing
ROBBINS, FRANK - Invaders #13 page 26 $SOLD
ROBBINS, FRANK - Invaders #13 page 3 $Trade only
ROBBINS, FRANK - Invaders #15 page 26 $Trade only
ROBBINS, FRANK - Invaders #15 page 3, Spitfire intros Crusaders - British Superhero team $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Invaders #2 (GS #2) pg 10 Captain America, Blonde alien vs Nazi Brain $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Invaders #2 page, 2nd Issue! Nazi Brain (meant for Giant Size #2) $FOR SALE
ROBBINS, FRANK - Invaders #23 page 10 $Trade only
ROBBINS, FRANK - Invaders #23 page 3 $Trade only
ROBBINS, FRANK - Invaders #6 pg 11, big panel - Red Skull taunts Captain America Sub-Mariner Human Torch as captives $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Invaders #6 pg 14, Red Skull taunts Captain America Sub-Mariner as captives $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Invaders #6 pg 31, Bucky & 1st Liberty Legion story (Red Raven Thin-Man Whizzer ) vs evil Human Torch $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Invaders #7 splash, Timely Heroes: Submariner, Captain America, Human Torch $For trade or great offers
ROBBINS, FRANK - Johnny Hazard 1/25 1977, Johnny, jet planes $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Johnny Hazard 12/2 1961 Sunday $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Johnny Hazard 5/27 1959, Johnny and Asian gal hiding out $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Johnny Hazard daily 10/13 1975, Johnny guards Princess & money thru airport $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Johnny Hazard daily 10/6 1959, Johnny & Miss Sabina, in court $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Johnny Hazard daily 11/28 1955, Johnny in copter & kidnapped Brook $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Johnny Hazard daily 12/3 1959, Johnny, plane to boat chase $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Johnny Hazard daily 12/31 1968, Johnny sees Leni Star poster $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Johnny Hazard daily 3/26 1945, dogfight $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Johnny Hazard daily 3/26 1957, jail, snowball $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Johnny Hazard daily 5/22 1959, Johnny & Sequin, General Ho-Tsin $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Johnny Hazard daily 6/12 1959, Johnny & Sequin, General Ho-Tsin $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Johnny Hazard daily 8/22 1961, Blonde kidnapped to draw Johnny $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Johnny Hazard daily 9/17 1969, Johnny losing at cards $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Johnny Hazard daily 9/18 1959, Johnny & Miss Sabina, jet plane $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - JOHNNY HAZARD Sunday 10/25 1970 $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Johnny Hazard Sunday 10/8 1944, from first few months of Sunday strips $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Johnny Hazard Sunday 11/25 1945, Johnny, Blonde on C-47 $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Johnny Hazard Sunday 1946, copter in water $For Trade only
ROBBINS, FRANK - JOHNNY HAZARD Sunday 1966, tiger cage $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Johnny Hazard Sunday 2/15 1976, Johnny tricks fat villains $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Johnny Hazard Sunday 2/8 1976, Johnny caught by fat villains $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Johnny Hazard Sunday 3/13 1977, Johnny and Rhoda $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Johnny Hazard Sunday 3/13 1977, Johnny and Rhoda, camera and bomb $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Johnny Hazard Sunday 8/20 1944, from first few months of Sunday strips $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Johnny Hazard Sunday 9-3 1972, African trip $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - JOHNNY HAZARD Sunday 9/3 1967, Johnny Scuba gear $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - JOHNNY HAZARD Sunday, Johnny & Asian wing-gal 12/15 1974 $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Johnny Hazard Sunday, Johnny flies in with Sydney Strong & Liana shows up 11/6 1955 $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Johnny Hazzard daily 12/27/44, saving Brandy, gunplay $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Johnny Hazzard daily 9/17 1959, Johnny, blonde to Hong Kong $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Man from Atlantis #2 semi-splash page Please Inquire
ROBBINS, FRANK - Scorchy Smith daily 1/28 1940, Johnny, blonde Spitfire $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Scorchy Smith daily 12/14 1943, USO dates $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Scorchy Smith daily 3/22 1939, Asian villainess, death-traps $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Scorchy Smith daily 5/11 1940s, Scorchy, blonde in plane $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Scorchy Smith daily 5/11 1944s, Scorchy, brunette on boat $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Scorchy Smith daily 6/14 1942?, Scorchy catches Commander Todt on plane $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Scorchy Smith daily 6/2 1942?, Scorchy, Russians, fleeing Commander Todt $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Scorchy Smith daily 8/2 1939, Johnny, Turkish planting $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Scorchy Smith daily 8/24 1939, Johnny, Blonde, planted book $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - Scorchy Smith Sunday 3/12 1944, traitor uncovers Nazi troops $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK - What If? #4 page 9 Invaders Human Torch kills Hitler $Hold
ROBBINS, FRANK: Johnny Hazard Sunday 2-2 1975 Johnny, Comrade Tanya $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK: Johnny Hazard Sunday 6-1 1972, decoding spies $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK: Johnny Hazard Sunday 8-20 1972, Johnny, Miss Fern Sherwood $For Sale
ROBBINS, FRANK: Johnny Hazard Sunday, 12/26 1954, radium statue and lead suits $For Sale

 

 


 

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