Sad to say I don't know a thing about Larson Wells including whether or not he is/was a real person. he sure could draw comics, though. As early superhero comics go, THE GRAT ZARRO is a cut above most. Zarro even has a spiffy costume! then there's Zarro's ragamuffin sidekick, Rags, drawn in a completely out of place cartoony style as opposed to the seemingly Eisner-influenced rest of the story.