Sunday, April 17, 2005

Cave Carson Was Here

From Fred Hembeck.Com:
“From METAMORPHO #7 (July-August 1966), our hero and his two companions stumble across evidence that ANOTHER [Bob] Haney-scripted adventurer had left his mark, fittingly, on the inside wall of a volcano.”
Cave Carson starred in the “Inside The Earth” series in BRAVE AND THE BOLD (numbers 31, 32 , and 33 from 1960, and 40, 41 from a year later) and SHOWCASE (numbers 48, 49, and 52 from 1964) where he and his colleagues explored the inner Earth ala the heroes of Jules Verne’s “Journey to the Center of the Earth” and Edgar Rice Burrough’s “Pellucidar” stories. In the 1960’s the Cave Carson stories were the closest things one could get to comics featuring palaeontologists. Someone should put out a compilation of these excellent and fun stories. I'd bet good money that the palaeoblogger's good friend, Mark Schultz, could have his arm twisted to do a wonderful new cover for the collection.