October 26, 2004
thrillmer's decision '04, candidate 2: Peter Scratch
Our second candidate is none other than that tough-talking private-eye, Mr. Peter Scratch (like I could tell him he couldn't run again). Sure he still lives with his mom, but don't you dare make fun of his name. You want to end up in hot water, go ahead; it's your funeral...
A vote for Pete gets his very first story, so keep that in mind come election day.
September 29, 2004
Well, this is it for Peter Scratch; we exit the tale in much the same way we entered. It's been fun - thanks for sharing, Mr. Scratch!
I'm wondering what to do now that we've reached the end, I'm thinking of putting it to a vote. Watch this space for your chance to be part of the democratic process.
from Aug 1, 1966
Pete Scratch cuts through the red tape
Buz Sawyer is taking a break today to let Peter Scratch finish his tale. Really, it has nothing to do with me spending all night working on a paper for school and "forgetting" to scan some more strips...
From July 29-30, 1966.
September 28, 2004
The bad guys get what's coming to them as we move toward the end of Pete's thrilling tale of a marriage gone bad in Istanbul...
From July 27-28, 1966.
September 27, 2004
don't even try it, sister...
From July 25-26, 1966.
September 24, 2004
Well played, Mr. Scratch, well played.
From July 22-23, 1966.
September 23, 2004
Aladdin's most elevated moment is here
From July 20-21, 1966.
September 22, 2004
the wrong wave length
I just love the way Pete Scratch speaks, don't you? Definitely "tough" yet "hip." Quotes intended.
From July 18-19, 1966.
September 21, 2004
What's up your sleeve, Mr. Scratch?
This is a dangerous game you're playing, Pete. I hope you know what you're doing.
From July 15-16, 1966.
September 20, 2004
You forgot the shark costume, Pete!
From July 13-14, 1966.
September 17, 2004
He digs, Pete, he digs...
From July 11-12, 1966.
September 16, 2004
Curiouser and curiouser
From July 8-9, 1966.
September 15, 2004
a little payback for Mr. Scratch
From July 6-7, 1966.
September 14, 2004
First things first, Peter Scratch
Not much action today, Peter Scratch fans. Just some strategizing...
From July 4-5, 1966.
September 13, 2004
the bride of Peter Scratch
From July 1-2, 1966.
September 10, 2004
Told you so, Pete!
From June 29-30, 1966.
September 09, 2004
watching the detective
Something tells me we haven't seen the last of her, Pete...
From June 27-28, 1966.
September 08, 2004
today, Peter Scratch takes a shower!
Tell me this panel doesn't just scream Neal Adams...
From June 24-25, 1966.
September 07, 2004
Peter Scratch incognito!
"At this, I'm an expert."
Peter Scratch, you rock, my friend, you rock!
From June 22-23, 1966.
September 03, 2004
They have knives in their eyes, Pete!
From June 20-21, 1966.
September 02, 2004
Is this still my Peter Scratch?
If you had any doubt Lou Fine had left the building...
From June 17-18, 1966.
September 01, 2004
Could this really be my 100th post? Seems a little anticlimactic...
From June 15-16, 1966.
August 31, 2004
Until death do you part...
notice anything different?
From June 13-14, 1966.
August 30, 2004
I hear wedding bells, Peter Scratch
From June 10-11, 1966.
August 27, 2004
Peter Scratch, not the marrying type
How could I not love a strip that references the Chicago Bears in the middle of a fist fight in Istanbul?
From June 8-9, 1966.
August 26, 2004
You want what now?
I think she's moving a little too quickly...
From June 6-7, 1966.
August 25, 2004
Peter Scratch at the magic show
Pete Scratch has such a way with words. And the ladies. Oh yeah.
From June 3-4, 1966.
August 24, 2004
Peter Scratch, mama's boy
Sure, Pete Scratch is a tough guy, but he still loves his mother. Still lives with her too, if I'm not mistaken.
From June 1-2, 1966.
August 23, 2004
Peter Scratch begins today
Today starts our first Peter Scratch story here at thrillmer.com.
Peter Scratch, illustrated by Lou Fine and scripted by Elliot Caplin, ran from the fall of 1965 to sometime in 1967. The run I'm posting is notable for the early work of another artist, Neal Adams, who ghosted part of this story allowing Fine a chance to catch up on deadlines. It's pretty easy to tell when the switch is made...
At any rate, sit back and enjoy this tale of action and adventure in Istanbul.
From May 30-31, 1966.
August 21, 2004
Peter Scratch makes the scene
Hey adventure fans,
Pete Scratch here. When it comes to hardboiled, well, let's say I was the last one out of the jacuzzi if you catch my meaning. Word on the street is this Thrillmer cat has got himself some serious space to fill, and I'm just the guy to do it. I haven't been making the rounds much since the Sixties, so I figure it's about time I let you all know what's what. Be here Monday, and keep your yap shut if you know what's good for you. I'm telling the tale of a trip I once took to Istanbul...and I'm not about to put up with any lip.