Tentacle Tuesday: Remember Those Good Old Cephalopod Forties?

My grandfather, born around 1920, used to tell me tales of what life used to be like in the 40s for a young man. He skipped the salacious adventures, of course, as that would have been inappropriate fodder for a child, but another thing he seems to have omitted is the presence of all manner of tentacles in everyday life… I cannot ask him about it, as he passed away many years ago, but I nevertheless dedicate this post to his memory.

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Famous Funnies no. 83 (June 1941, Eastern Color), artist unknown. To be attacked by a sock puppet trying to pull you into the sea is tragic, not funny!
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Planet Comics no. 22 (January 1943, Fiction House), cover by Dan Zolnerowich. I somehow completely overlooked this cover when doing Tentacle Tuesday: Planet of Tentacles, courtesy of Fiction House.
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Air Fighters Comics no. 5 (February 1943, Hillman). Cover by Charles Biro.
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The United States Marines no. 3 (1944, Magazine Enterprises). Cover by Creig Flessel. I don’t know if fighting a Japanese head caricature attached to seven tentacles qualifies as an “authentic marine corps story”.
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Famous Funnies  no. 157 (August 1947, Eastern Color). Cover by Stephen Douglas.

∼ ds

One thought on “Tentacle Tuesday: Remember Those Good Old Cephalopod Forties?

  1. tref May 19, 2020 / 13:23

    People forget that sailors used to do most of their duties aboard a clipper ship on horseback.

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