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Page history last edited by Arthur Lortie 6 years, 3 months ago

Brick Bradford Sundays November 25, 1934 to January 1, 1950

10/16/2013

Last revised: 10/17/2013

 

As promised, here are scans / compilations of 21 of the first 27 Brick Bradford story lines -- plus the Time Top topper separated out -- from November 25, 1934 to October 26, 1947. Oh go ahead -- you can say "wow!" :)

 

As usual, I have some requests so that I can complete the other 6 story lines.

 

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NOTES

 

The early Brick Bradfords Sundays were often carried by small newspapers that did not print a Sunday edition, and therefore included a color section in the Saturday paper. Some strips, therefore, may carry this Saturday date. I've 'corrected' these to Sunday in the file names, but I may have overlooked a couple. 

 

Except in special cases, I'll only upload stories when they are complete.

 

All the archives I'm providing are in rar format, and initially subtexted as "Rev 0". That way if anybody finds a copy floating about, they won't get confused about the strips within. As each story is upgraded, we go to Rev 1, Rev2, etc until there's finally 600dpi color scans of all strips [which, of course, will be never]

 

You may find more than one copy of a strip in an archive. I replace the bw [black and white] or ebay [low quality] ones with color copies when I get them, though I may include both if I notice art or text differences, or even two color scans if one is colored differently [usually from an overseas printing]

 

I include the source of the scan in the title when I know it.

 

I'll be updating frequently, hoping that others out there have the scans I'm missing, or better quality images. I'm pretty sure I have near-complete Clarence Gray Sundays through May 26, 1957, and I also have a huge stack of Paul Norris Sundays that I need to scan.

 

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WANTS

 

S001 Land Of The Lost, The (11/25/1934 – 08/11/1935)

 

I've posted the first story even though the first 10 strips are in French. I could scantillate these but I'm still hoping someone finds English equivalents. I did include one of these in English bur the quality is so low that its virtually useless except to give the correct color scheme. So I'm looking for:

 

Brick Bradford 19341125 to 19350126

 

The last 4, dated in 1935, are in the 1971 Pacific Comics Club's Brick Bradford in The Land of the Lost, albeit in black and white. I don't have this book -- hopefully someone visiting here does.

 

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S008 Travel Through Time (Traveller In Time) (12121937 – 07101938)

 

I'm missing 10 of the 31 strips:

Brick Bradford 19380123

Brick Bradford 19380227

Brick Bradford 19380306 to 19380403

Brick Bradford 19380508

Brick Bradford 19380703

Brick Bradford 19380710

 

All of these were printed in English [though mis-colored and occasionally with diminished art] in David McKay's King Comics #32 to 34, 36  and 38 ( from 1938 and 1939).

 

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S009 Pirates Of The 17th Century (World Of 1685) (07171938 – 02121939)

 

I'm missing 8 of the 31 strips:

Brick Bradford 19380717

Brick Bradford 19380724

Brick Bradford 19380807 to 19380911

 

Again, all of these can be found in English in David McKay's King Comics #38, 39 and 40

 

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S010 The Mummy (02191939 – 11121939)

 

I'm missing 12 of the 31 strips:

Brick Bradford 19390416

Brick Bradford 19390423

Brick Bradford 19390507 to 19390528

Brick Bradford 19390702

Brick Bradford 19390716

Brick Bradford 19390730

Brick Bradford 19390820

Brick Bradford 19390827

Brick Bradford 19390910

 

Anyone with the David McKay books could also rescue me -- they are in King Comics #48, 49, 51 to 53

 

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S013 The Southern Treasure (Martin Bloodstone) (03301941 – 09281941)

 

I'm missing just 2 of the 31 strips:

Brick Bradford 19410427

Brick Bradford 19410824

 

In English, these can be found in King Comics (David McKay) #74 and 79

 

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S015 Cities Of Future (Futura) (01/04/1942 – 10/11/1942)

 

I'm either missing or have low quality scans of 36!!!! of the 41 strips:

 

Its McKay to the rescue again by owners of King Comics #83 to 93 (01/1944)

 

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S016 The Men Of The North (The Ice King) (10/18/1942 – 04/25/1943)

 

I'm either missing or have low quality scans of 22!!!! of the 28 strips:

 

It'd be McKay saving my butt again by owners of King Comics #94 to 100 (01/1944)

 

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There are three other things I need scanned if anyone had them.

 

Two Big Little Books that reprint the strips in altered format:

 

Big Little Book #1468 Brick Bradford with Brocco the Modern Buccaneer (Whitman, 1938)

Big Little Book #1059 Brick Bradford in the City Beneath the Sea (Saalfield, 1934)

 

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BRICK BRADFORD BY DIVERSE HANDS 

 

When Nazi occupation halted the import of US comics in Europe, some countries used local artists to bring a story to a logical conclusion.

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In France, publisher Cino Del Duca first series that he called HURRAH! carried, among other US features, Brick Bradford and The Time Top [Les Explorateurs du Temps] by Ritt / Gray beginning with the June 5, 1935 issue. When the strips were halted, artist René Brantonne created an installment for HURRAH! #324 to continue on from the April 19, 1941 strip. The very next issue, however, returned to the Ritt-Gray continuity and HURRAH! #326 carried a note saying that the events in Brantonne’s page were to be ignored! -- except by us, of course :) Brick was finally cancelled in #334.

 

The single strip that Brantonne prepared is linked and also uncluded in a Miscellaneous file below. 

 

In Belgium, the weekly magazine Spirou, from number 51 of 1940 to number 6 of 1941, published 8 original pages following the American page of May 11, 1940 to end the story The Crown of the Desert’s Kings. The author and artist are unknown. I've included the first as a link and all 8 in the Miscellaneous file.

 

There is one other "strip" I know of that is not by Clarence Gray or Paul Norris [or one of their ghosts like Lew Sayre Schwartz] and that is a promotional item advertising the 1947 serial starring Kane Richmond as Brick Bradford.

 

The Brick - Miscellaneous - Rev 0 file can be found at http://www.mediafire.com/download/tg020326923i1nv and contains:

               The Brantonne strip

               The 8 Belgian strips

               The Creation of Brick Bradford by Ritt and Gray [article from August 19, 1933]

               Clarence Gray Obituary

               Introduction to Brick Bradford by Jay Maeder (from Paper Soldier 03)

               Paul Norris - Interview by R Robert Pollak

               Paul Norris - Midland Lutgeran College 2006

               Paul Norris - National Cartoonist Society

               Paul Norris - Omaha World 2006

 

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BRICK BRADFORD SUNDAY STRIPS BY WILLIAM RITT & CLARENCE GRAY

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S001 Land Of The Lost, The (11/25/1934 – 08/11/1935) 38 strips

http://www.mediafire.com/download/pbycvgnec3gg93u

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S002 In The Middle Of The Earth (08/18/1935 – 12/29/1935) 20 strips

http://www.mediafire.com/download/rxb2o35uz4bywdo

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S003 Nameless Empire (In The Middle Of The Earth) (01/05/1936 – 08/09/1936) 32 strips

http://www.mediafire.com/download/ii8j4276u7iwiw2

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S004 Forest Of Terror (In The Middle Of The Earth) (08/16/1936 – 10/11/1936) 9 strips

http://www.mediafire.com/download/758o9ss9rzazz2p

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S005 The Mayan Empire (In The Middle Of The Earth) (10/18/1936 – 01/31/1937) 16 strips

http://www.mediafire.com/download/3020x80srmdsm4d

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S006 Land Of The Swan (In The Middle Of The Earth) (02/07/1937 – 10/10/1937) 36 strips

http://www.mediafire.com/download/35bh7wx85pc3d2f

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S007 The Time Top (10/17/1937 – 12/05/1937) 8 strips

http://www.mediafire.com/download/9lc6gsxzh5fmg98

http://www.mediafire.com/?k3jmwr7d74pw7l6 -- Update 10/17/2013: file to Rev 1, dates on the strips corrected

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S011 The Crown Of The Desert’s Kings (11/19/1939 – 10/06/1940) 47 strips

http://www.mediafire.com/download/8prx06mlgl5d4rp

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S012 On The Seas Of China (In China Seas) (10/13/1940 – 03/23/1941) 24 strips

http://www.mediafire.com/download/8b09f03x7j3d38x

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S014 Lost People (The Lost World) (10/05/1941 – 12/28/1941) 13 strips

http://www.mediafire.com/download/jqssxzt69ymp600

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S017 Ultrasphere (05/02/1943 – 11/21/1943) 30 strips

http://www.mediafire.com/download/a84xz90kpbj3rom

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S018 The Thief Of Light (11/28/1943 – 08/27/1944) 40 strips

http://www.mediafire.com/download/cah91gv0m1qelwc

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S019 The Ageless Voice (09/03/1944 – 09/16/1945) 55 strips

http://www.mediafire.com/download/g7hgfh7nfcu3ksp

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S020 The Third Millenium (Millennium Three) (09/23/1945 – 10/06/1946) 55 strips

http://www.mediafire.com/download/gglhhb3nb4pjbm8

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S021 Cities In The Precipice (The Cone Dwellers) (10/13/1946 – 01/05/1947) 13 strips

http://www.mediafire.com/download/cjka810gnr5o74r

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S022 The Lord Of Doom (01/12/1947 – 08/10/1947) 31 strips

http://www.mediafire.com/download/ra5ri2dy7vhrkes

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S023 Birth Of a Legend (08/17/1947 – 10/26/1947) 11 strips

http://www.mediafire.com/download/5h296bavijd6yq7

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S024 The Aztec Migration (The Aztec Ancestors) (11/02/1947 – 01/25/1948)

http://www.mediafire.com/download/m2d2mgjyjy3xcbi

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S025 Among The Incas (02/01/1948 – 09/19/1948)

http://www.mediafire.com/download/w7r8ne4v1gf827k

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S026 The Land Of The Unicorn (09/26/1948 – 10/23/1949)

http://www.mediafire.com/download/rycu4nctdc9e9x2

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S027 The Healing Ray (10/30/1949 – 01/01/1950)

http://www.mediafire.com/download/ldaz33alz699zlk

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Time Top topper (04/20/1935 - 06/23/1935)

http://www.mediafire.com/download/8qqwbib15lo51jb

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If anyone discovers errors or omission, feel free to let me know at alortie4@aol.com

 

Art Lortie

 

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