Thursday, February 23, 2012

Spot Savage-Harry Lampert-1939


From the pages of ALL-AMERICAN issues 1-6 comes this mostly tri-colored serial strip from the original FLASH artist, Harry Lampert. Do I detect some Sheldon Mayer influence here or is that perhaps just some retouching by the real-life Scribbly? In spite of the last panel, there were no more adventures.

Artist (and possibly writer) Lampert drew only the first few Jay Garrick Flash stories but went on to a long and successful career in comics and later commercial art. Retiring from his own agency in the seventies, he then proceeded to write and publish a number of big-selling (seriously) books on contact bridge!

Lampert lived long enough to enjoy being rediscovered and appreciated by comics fans at conventions.


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