Flying Fool


Throughout his career in comics, Basil Wolverton created countless humor strips for countless publishers.

Whether it appeared in books produced by Fawcett (Culture Corner), Lev Gleason (Big Bang Buster and His Horse Hedy) Key Publications (Jumpin’ Jupiter), Timely (the great Powerhouse Pepper, natch) or numerous other publishers beyond my ability to research,  Wolverton’s work reliably provided young readers their needed doses of warped humor, delightfully ugly caricatures and indefatigable underdog heroes who delivered distinctive dialogue with the artist’s patented “zip.”

The following story originally appeared in Gay Comics #23 (Timely, 1946) and features an aviator who only could have been conceived by Basil Wolverton: “Flap Flipflop The Flying Flash.”

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