Wednesday, April 27, 2011
The Crime Crusaders Club-Phil Bard-1943
Okay, technically this is a MINUTE MAN story but it's also the one and only appearance of the Fawcett super-team, the Crime Crusaders Club. The team consists of Captain Marvel, Jr, Bulletman and Bulletgirl, and Minute Man--coincidentally enough the main heroes in MASTER COMICS during this period. The art here is credited on GCD to Phil Bard, about whom I'm afraid I know nothing. Some seemingly Kirbyesque layouts mixed with the company's then-standard Mac Raboy swipes on Junior. Apologies about the scans. They weren't that good to begin with, someone made a strong effort at making them more readable and then I spent another hour adjusting them even more. The thumbs look MUCH better now...but embiggen them and they're still a bit harsh. Best I could do but worth it for this one of a kind super story.