Warren Ellis

Webcomics: Mister E

Webcomics: Mister E

Warren Ellis says: “From 1941, when the drugs were apparently very good: Mr. E appealed for guidance and assistance to a statue of a ancient tribal god named King Kolah which he housed in a subterranean temple beneath his home. Kolah presented Mr. E with visions that led him to criminals. The idol also gave Mr. E(…)

Webcomics: Kardak the Mystic

Webcomics: Kardak the Mystic

Warren Ellis says: “from 1939, probably the 100th Mandrake knock-off in comics. I use this one   because I found his list of villains utterly surreal, worthy of Steve Aylett at times: John Cardy also known as Kardak the Mystic traveled the world   fighting crime using his magic powers. He fought villains such as the Mocha(…)

Webcomics: Gerry Carlysle

Webcomics: Gerry Carlysle

Warren Ellis says: “From Jess Nevins, another very short one that should be fun. It’s not   immediately clear, so let me state up front: Gerry Carlyle is a   woman. Carlyle, Gerry. Gerry Carlyle was created by Arthur K. Barnes and appeared in a series of stories in Thrilling Wonder Stories from   1937-1946, several of which(…)

Webcomics: Captain Future

Webcomics: Captain Future

Warren Ellis says: “Now, this is the Nedor comics character from 1940, not the famous pulp sf   character. There are one or two pictures of this guy online, but I choose not to   show them to you. Instead, revel in the description: Scientist Andrew Bryant was experimenting with gamma and infrared   rays and discovered that,(…)

Webcomics: Spider Queen

Webcomics: Spider Queen

Warren Ellis says: “Briefest character description ever, from a wiki squib on this public domain   comics character from 1941: Sharon Kane is the sworn enemy of all criminals. Her specially   designed bracelets eject spider webbing. Her boyfriend is a detective named Mike   O’Bell. And, a relative rarity for R/R these days, an   image: On the(…)

Webcomics: Flamingo and Skywolf

Webcomics: Flamingo and Skywolf

Ok, this one is really insane: From Contact Comics in 1944: Warren Ellis says: “Colonel Moore Williams knows the enemy is easily terrified by the   strange and unknown, so he becomes the superhero known as the Flamingo! He has   no powers and is only armed with his intellect, his physical strength, his   service revolver, and(…)

Webcomics: The Ghost Exterminator

Webcomics: The Ghost Exterminator

A long time ago, Warren Ellis posted a remake/remodel thread on a Ghost Exterminator: The theme said: “The Ghost Exterminator was created   by Gelett Burgess and appeared in Cosmopolitan and possibly a few other   magazines from 1904 through 1906. The Exterminator is Hoku   Tamanochi, a Japanese San Franciscan who uses an ancient Japanese   formula and(…)