cover for Terrytoons, by Ernie Hart

Ernest "Ernie" Hart was an editor, writer and artist of funny animal comics for Timely/Marvel. He studied at the Art Students League in New York, and worked through the Chesler shop in the early 1940s. During the 1940s, he worked on comic books featuring movie characters, like Terrytoons Comics, Animated Funny Comic-Tunes and Mighty Mouse. He is best known as the creator of 'Super Rabbit', which premiered in Comedy Comics issue 14 of March, 1943.

Andy Wolfe & Bertie Mouse, by Ernie Hart
Andy Wolfe & Bertie Mouse (Terry-Toons Comics #26, Nov 1944)

Hart also worked on 'Pookey the Poetical Pup' and 'Ding-a-Ling the Little Bellboy' in Krazy Komics, 'Wacky Willie' and 'Andy Wolf and Bertie Mouse' in Terrytoons Comics, 'Skip O'Hare' in Comedy Comics, and the feature 'Victory Boys' for Timely. In addition to his Timely work, he contributed to Quality Comics' Hit Comics ('Egbert and the Count', 'Marmaduke Mouse', 'Atomic Tot', 'Goody Goose', 'Her Highness', 'Plastic Man').

Rocky Lane, by Ernie Hart

Hart stayed with Timely during the Atlas period, and freelanced for Marvel during the 1960s, mainly as a writer. During this period, he worked for Strange Tales, Tales to Astonish and Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. He also drew for the 'The Adventures of Pussycat' comic. He was also present at Charlton Comics, with 'Rocky Lane's Black Jack' in 1959, as well as 'Billy the Kid, 'Cheyenne Kid', and 'Davy Crockett'. He signed some of his work with "EH Huntley", and he is possibly also the the artist known as Howard James, who illustrated the Timely features 'The Whizzer', 'Davey and the Demon' and 'Black Marvel' in the early 1940s.

Davey and the Demon by Howard James
Davey and the Demon from Mystic Comics #8 (1942) Credited to Howard James. Is this Ernie Hart?

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