Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Peacemaker-Pat Boyette-1966

 

Even those who recall Charlton's late hero character with the goofy helmet, The Peacemaker, vaguely the template for WATCHMEN's Comedian, may not realize that he first appeared in two episodes in the back of the company's FIGHTIN' FIVE comic. The artist was the unique Pat Boyette, whose work I loathed at the time but who has long since become a favorite as my adult tastes have become more refined. Here's both pre # 1 chapters.




















3 comments:

  1. Great stuff! Fondly remembered and wish it was collected today. Pat's art was always under rated. Thanks for putting this up. Will pass the word.

    All the best,

    Beau Smith
    The Flying Fist Ranch

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    1. Beau should pitch a PEACEMAKER series to DC!

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  2. Boyette gets some love these days, but he was so dismissed during his career that it was sad. I've always been a Boyette booster, one of the few things I got right as a young fan. His admittedly weird drawing always appealed to me.

    Peacemaker gets little love even today, seen only through the lens of the overrated Watchmen (they're good, but sheesh folks let's get a grip) and I've always winced at Alan Moore's dismissal of Peacemaker as a character which made no sense. The idea of a diplomat who is willing to fight is not oxymoronic as he suggests.

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