Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Comic Weekly Man - a review

Not too long ago, I became aware of a series called, Comic Weekly Man. This apparently was a local show that ran from the late 1940's to the early 1950's.  Large parts of the series remain available to download with very good sound. 

The premise of the show is simple: A man (Comic Weekly Man) reads over the Sunday funnies (that's "comics" to the younger generation) and it's presented in a dramatized way.  Sound effects and music are used during the reading.

Along for the ride is "young" Honey (she is really an adult who provides some of the voices during the comic reading.)  Together the two joke and give some commentary about the comics.

For the most part, the comics seem to center around Prince Valiant, Blondie, Roy Rogers, Hopalong Cassidy, Flash Gordon, Beetle Baily, Snookums and a few others.

As a bonus, most of the surviving episodes are for consecutive weeks, making following the action from week to week pretty easy.

The show is surprisingly good and fun to listen to.  Both of the hosts have a good sense of humor.  The show is geared at the juvenile, no doubt, but there is fun to be had for people of all ages.

I give the show 4 out of 5 stars.

©Jimbo 2010/2011

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