Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The American Crusader-Max Plaisted-1941

Here we have the long and exciting origin story of the American Crusader, a colorful but rather basic THRILLING COMICS superhero who premiered in 1941. The ad above, an alternate version of the splash page below, heralded his coming in THRILLING's sister publication, STARTLING COMICS. Art is credited in GCD to journeyman Max Plaisted whose pulp background is evidenced by a scene where a surprisingly braless woman is stripped and about to be whipped by the bad guys.

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