A lot of early Frazetta art from this series was widely reprinted in 1970's fanzines and we all loved it. I still do but I look at it now and I see what seems to be a strong Hogarth influence mixed with some Will Eisner and maybe--even though they were both pretty much contemporaries--some Joe Kubert.
Friday, February 27, 2015
Giving credence to the theory that the more familiar DR. DREW stories credited to Grandenetti were, in fact, actually laid out by and/or mostly drawn by his mentor Will Eisner, here's one with less than nothing in common with those either in layout or execution but looking exactly like Jerry's familiar style at other companies later on.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Who better to write and edit romance comics than DC's king of the WAR comics, Robert Kanigher? Here we have what is most likely the earliest example of an interracial romance in a mainstream comic book. Was there a backlash? Don't know? Anyone? It's rather melodramatic but this would have been heavy stuff at the time. It's quite nicely drawn by Rosenberger--who was in his element here--and the much-maligned Vinnie who was quite good at DC in the early '70s in my opinion.