Monday, March 26, 2012

Master Comics #89 CMJ in "The Worldest Largest Dog" (March 1948)

With this post we are beginning our second year of the Captain Marvel Jr. Blog. I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to read through the posts and stories that we have uploaded. We have more to come. Hope you continue to enjoy the ride. This time Master Comics #89 is our feature which we will round out the month of March.

This story shows the fraternity situation that has developed at Mrs. Wagner's Boarding House. The Boarders are so concerned about Mrs Wagner's health they willingly contribute to her operation. This is also a tale where criminal activity is not involved with the action coming from the giant dog escaping which causes chaos and havoc. Here we have CMJ as super animal trainer.  "Using his tremendous will power, Captain Marvel Jr. trains the world's largest dog for a pet in a mere fraction of the time ordinarily required..." This story reminds one of the giant dog story (Atomic Knights) in Strange Adventures #138 (March 1962). Written by Bill Woolfolk (GCD).The art on this story is probably by Kurt Schaffenberger.


  1. Also note that Schaffenberger makes a cameo as the track announcer.

  2. You are absolutely correct. This would seem to point to the
    conclusion that Schaffenberger was the artist.

  3. Yeah, it definitely has the early Schaffenberger look to it.

  4. Will you be reprinting the rest of this issue as well?