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Bryan
Hagerty Employee

5 classic automotive comics that you can read for free

You say you’ve watched more automotive movies and videos than you can count? Read more books than a librarian? Built so many Lego cars that your house is beginning to look like a miniature dealership? When it comes to entertaining ways to pass the time while obediently observing the stay-at-home rules, how ’bout some car-related comic books that you download to your computer and read for free? Read the full article on Hagerty.com:

 

https://www.hagerty.com/media/entertainment/5-classic-automotive-comics-that-you-can-read-for-free/

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Pepperalls
Detailer

Priceless.

 

Various mainstream comic heroes got hot rods at some point (usually 50s to 70s) such as Spiderman's dunebuggy. Ghost Rider is probably one of longest running comics to have a hero bike and now Dodge Charger as a core part of the hero/villain gig rather than just a gimmick to sell a toy.

 

Team America was a dirt bike? ish  Marvel Comic not to be confused with the much later puppet movie. I have seen scrapyard covers on Batman comics, Wreck 'em Derby comics and all sorts oddballs.

 

Akira isn't near the impact without the bike...

 

CarToons magazine has existed in several incarnations.

 

George Trosley (Krass & Bernie) is one of my favourite automotive cartoonists.

borandolph14
New Driver

There's also a companion video available on YouTube for Tommy Gets the Keys.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQIA42ZdKRg

Julie
Community Manager

Cool throwback, thanks for sharing!

gathlock
Passenger

Thanks a lot! I'd also recommend taking a look at this site https://chisw.com/tech-interest, there are lots of useful articles.

Kyle
Moderator

I'm not sure that is the link you meant to share, not much automotive content there!
gster
Pit Crew

It was generally accepted in the comics business to NOT use the name "Clint".

The L and the I can often run together.....

http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002971.html

clint_1.jpg

Bokeoyaji
Intermediate Driver

I was about to point that out...

Historian
Detailer

LMAO
FlBoy
Navigator

That happened one time in my college town where a cinema would advertise "FREE FLICKS".

RACN33
New Driver

How about the DC Comics published edition of The Racing Pettys: Illustrated life story of America's greatest stock car racer, as told by "The King" Richard Petty Paperback – January 1, 1980, illustrated by Bob Kane of Batman fame. There was also a 12 comic series in 1980 called Legends of NASCAR that feature a different driver in each issue, including Richard Petty, Junior Johnson, Bobby Allison, Bill Eliott and other, published by Vortex Comics.

oldgearhead57
Passenger

you forgot to mention CarToons!!!!!!

biggem
Pit Crew

This article brings back memories , I remember when young. These book were aw-some, forgot the names, but won't forget the stories !

Thanks

jamest7281
Navigator

Super Car!