Thursday, 29 September 2016

Friday Foster Meets Doctor Hoodoo



Y'know, the last time I posted some Friday Foster on this here blog, I actually got more views than just about anything that doesn't have the names Kirby or Steranko in it. Well, my mama didn't raise no fools, so here's Friday again, this time getting involved with self-proclaimed master of Harlem black magic, the mysterious Doctor Hoodoo.
Not enough blaxploitation action for ya? Ok, howabout the fact that to break the bad Doctor's curse, our gal calls on the aid of Slade King, football star and black lord of the jungle? He'll lay some righteous vengeance on that jive mutha. Sweet, and indeed, sister!




















8 comments:

  1. Definitely kick ass stuff. Thanks, Pete. Very nice surprise.

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  2. This strip needs a full reprinting. Not a long run (1970-1974) but well written and graphically elegant almost to the end. Thanks for posting, man.

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  3. I know a publisher interested in reprinting it, but he can't seem to find the whole run, especially for the last year, since it was published in very few newspapers by then.

    Much of its appeal are the stories by Jim Lawrence and the great art of Jordi Longaron, who had drawn many romantic stories in the UK during the sixties and been one of the most imitated artists back then. BTW, he is still alive!

    Hopefully we'll see a reprint of this strip one day, but I doubt it very much.

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  4. That's a shame, doesn't your friend have enough to call it a 'best of' or something? We'd buy that, right gang?

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  5. I wish LOAC/IDW would tackle this, as they do some really good work. The publisher I mentioned is a one-man job, and he doesn't really do much research, and depends mainly on one person who kinda had the almost complete run with newspaper clippings from the strip (in other words, not of a good quality).

    This strip was originally distributed in only 25 different newspapers in the USA, with many of the southern states refusing to carry a strip with a black character as a protagonist. Which shows why there's so little interest in something like this.

    Write your favorite newspaper reprint publishers and ask for it. I wrote IDW (and wasn't the only one) asking for "Beyond Mars", a sci-fi strip from the 50s, and they reprinted the whole series in one book (but forgot to include the first strip that began series).

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  6. Yeh, I've seen that Beyond mars book - quality stuff. Ok, let's get writing then!

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  7. Obviously the national press takes its cues from Bronze Age of Blogs, Pete, with Friday Foster getting a shout in todays Guardian...

    www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/oct/11/museum-of-uncut-funk-black-culture

    -sean

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  8. Very, very cool. Thank goodness I've sworn only to use my power for good.

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