Jonny Quest’s creator was born 99 years ago…

The late illustrator Doug Wildey — born 99 years ago on May 2, 1922 — had a robust career but let’s face it: When you think of Wildey, you think of his greatest creation, Jonny Quest.

The 1964-65 animated series was both of its time and ahead of it, with a legacy that endures to this very day.

Jonny Quest has been adapted a number of times in comics, so it seemed fitting to give Wildey a 13 COVERS salute. Only thing is, there aren’t 13 COVERS — at least as far as I know — so we’ll salute the cartoonist with 13 GREAT ILLUSTRATIONS.

Right on.


— The TOP 13 SPACE GHOST Villains — RANKED. Click here.

— Introducing… THE FILMATION FILES. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. Happy B-day Mr Wildey! I grew up watching JQ, and I really liked Race Brannon.

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  2. Great post. Wonderful artist.

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  3. Dan, there is also a Doc Savage comic book cover and a couple of cool Doc Savage/Race Bannon illustrations.

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  4. I just recently read WEIRD WESTERN TALES #26, Wildey pencils the JONAH HEX story. Very Nice.

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  5. Absolutely one of the greatest cartoons ever. My son collected most of the Comico series back in the 90s. They’re still here at our house so I should check to see which ones we’re missing.

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  6. The height comparison one was done by Alex Toth (you can see his signature if you look closely), another wonderful artist.

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