Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Air Wave-George Roussos-1943


On the Book of Face, that Stephen DeStefano has been going on again about how great the late George Roussos was. I can't really see it myself except when we're talking Golden Age when "Inky's" Bob Kane/Jerry Robinson/Mort Meskin-inspired work on AIR WAVE in DETECTIVE COMICS still blows me away. 










3 comments:

  1. Some of this work looks rather like something that Wood would have done for Mad Comics — albeït that Wood's work would have been significantly more polished.

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  2. I've gone back and forth on Roussos; I was prejudiced by his inking on early Marvels, which I didn't like. But (if you'll forgive a link to my blog), stuff like this proves he was a very capable illustrator:

    http://smurfswacker.blogspot.com/2010/11/ge-giveaway-comics.html

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  3. I don't mind at all since it's on topic and you asked so nicely. If anyone hasn't noticed, the surest way to get your comment rejected here is to slip in a link to something that isn't related.

    As far as your post there, I agree that's all George (and lovely!) and no Mort. While I'm not a HUGE expert, I was researching Mort all afternoon yesterday for Craig Yoe and I don't see him here other than in his influence on George.

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