CRASH CARSON

CRASH CARSON

This character was created by Jack Tremblay when he was 15 years old (See TREMBLAY Jack) It first appeared in WOW Comics 8 in the spring of 1942, and ran till WOW Comics 16.

“Crash Carson” who had a constant companion Tank Mulligan was a fighter pilot who led the “Devil’s Angels Squadron”. The stories predominantly involved air battles with interludes like the one partly shown below ( WOW Comics, 9:46) in which “Crash” is shot down, captured by Germans then escapes in a German aircraft and is nearly shot down by his own squadron.

Jack’s talent for accurately drawing World War 2 aircraft was exceptional. Among  the British boys magazines he read like The Triumph and The Champion was his favourite character, “Rockfist Rogan” a boxer and R.A.F. fighter pilot flying the Hurricanes and Spitfires of World War 2. It is easy to see that “Crash Carson” was inspired by this feature.

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Content (all published by Bell Features & Publishing Ltd.):

Serial:

WOW Comics, …. “Crash Carson and His Devil’s Angels”. Car., Jack Tremblay. : …. Black & White
9, no date: 34-47 10, no date: : 36-47. 13, no date: 36-45.

GALLERY:

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE CARTOON\IMAGE CARTOON C\CRASH CARSON, WOW Comics, 13,n.d., 37.jpg This small panel of a dog fight is a gem. WOW Comics, 13: 37

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE CARTOON\IMAGE CARTOON C\CRASH CARSON, Active Comics, 4, 17.jpg  Active Comics, 4: 17.

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE CARTOON\IMAGE CARTOON C\CRASH CARSON, WOW Comics, 9, n.d. , 46.jpg WOW Comics, 9: 46

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE CARTOON\IMAGE CARTOON C\CRASH CARSON, WOW Comics,10, n.d., 45.jpg WOW Comics, 10: 45

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE CARTOON\IMAGE CARTOON C\CRASH CARSON, WOW Comics, 13, n.d., 36.jpg WOW Comics, 13: 36.