Sunday, October 30, 2011

Zatara the Master Magician-Ralph Mayo-1950

 One of the first Golden Age comic boo artists I became aware of was Ralph Mayo. I saw his name on a JOHNNY QUICK reprint in a FLASH ANNUAL or 80 PAGE GIANT. He was one of those utility players who was all across the board in the forties and fifties, drawing all kinds of strips for a dozen different companies. Here he is on an atypical late tale of Zatara from WORLD'S FINEST in 1950. Zatara's first name, by the way, is apparently Giuseppe. I just learned that last week! His daughter is, of course, Zatanna, apparently her first name, making her Zatanna Zatara. Yeeks!

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