Thursday, October 21, 2021

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Quick Draw McGraw

Quick Draw McGraw (Dell)

Genre: Comedy, Anthropomorphic

By the time this title appeared on the newsstands, Hanna-Barbera Studios were riding high on success with Huckleberry Hound, Yogi Bear and Ruff and Reddy and there was much, much more to come with The Flintstones and The Jetsons right around the corner. Quick Draw tells the adventures of a sheriff horse and his burro sidekick named Baba Looey. The show and the comic book also introduced the father and son duo Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy, and the cat and mouse detectives, Snooper and Blabber.

Quick Draw McGraw (Charlton)

Genre: Comedy, Anthropomorphic

Quick Draw McGraw already had a healthy run in both comic books and on television. In 1970, Gold Key Comics dropped the Hanna-Barbera license save for the more recent creations such as Scooby-Doo, and sent them all to Charlton. Though not as well produced as the Gold Key issues, the newer adventures of the horse sheriff Quick Draw and his burro sidekick Baba Looey had their moments. Later on, these stories were reprinted in issues published by Harvey.

Mark Arnold is a comic book and animation historian and a writing, art, and film/video production professional. He writes comic books and articles on comic books and animation for various publications in addition to scripts, short stories and novels. He is also skilled in sales, marketing and promotion, and has film and TV production experience with digital video, video tape, and film. He has many online websites including Fun Ideas, Mark's Rare Comics, The Harveyville Fun Times!, So Rare!, and Food Shop. He also writes an (almost) daily blog and writes and draws a weekly comic strip called Protecto, the Little Robot. For the curious, Mark can be reached online at thft@att.net. Whew!

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