Saturday, October 30, 2010

Love Thief-Lee Elias (?)-1951

Ever wonder what a romance comic story might look like drawn by STEVE CANYON's Milton Caniff? Well this Harvey story may be the closest you'll ever see to that possibility. I went out on a limb once before and presumed that a Harvey story with Caniff-style art was by Lee Elias who worked for Harvey drawing BLACK CAT for ages and yet it turned out to possibly be by Ray Bailey. Not quite so sure here. Parts of it look like Elias, parts like Bob Powell imitating Caniff with Will Eisner layouts on the splash page. Bottom line though is that whoever it is was working that Caniff style. The blond boyfriend even looks like Steve Canyon!

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