Okay, for those of you who have the intestinal fortitude to tear your eyes away from Sofia Vergara, here's the final "Nedor-A-Weekend" story post taken from Wonder Comics #1 (May 1944), with art by the great Bob Oksner. This fun robot tale also neatly wraps up my impromptu "scientifiction" theme week.
Mekano was a one-shot character who never appeared after this issue, but I've always thought the character was interesting. The robots creator shares a name with a Marvel Comics hero from the 1970's who is better known as .... Black Goliath! A few years ago a buddy of mine made a terrific animated short for me using Mekano, and I'm hoping to post that in the Catacombs soon, so keep your fingers crossed. It's pretty cool!
"Nedor-A-Weekend" will continue next Saturday, but I haven't decided what stories are coming up next. Stay tuned!
Chuck: I just love Oksner's stuff. Such a beautiful, graceful line. He seemed to stand in that sweet spot between "realistic" and "cartoony." You've inspired me! Time to search through my collection.
Can I go back to looking at Sofia now?
You are more than welcome to join me in the lovely gallery one post down, Mykal.
Jerry Bails Who's Who lists Al Camy's full name was Al Cammarata.
Hope this helps,
Thanks for the info!
Having never read the full first issue of Wonder Comics, I'm interested in knowing who wrote the story of "Mekano"? And (please forgive my ignorance) how do we know that Oksner illustrated the story? I ask these questions because I cannot seem to locate any printed credits on the scans.
Oksner is credited in the Grand Comics Database as artist on this trip and I have no reason to question the info. Not sure why Darci (above) mentions Al Cammarata, as it's been a couple of years since this post.
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