Sunday, December 5, 2010
Lance Lewis Space Detective-Startling Comics-1948
From 1948, here's LANCE LEWIS, SPACE DETECTIVE in a good, old-fashioned space opera romp fighting the rather odd looking Amoeba men. That's really all you need to know because I can't tell who wrote or drew this STARTLING COMICS tale and apparently neither could GCD. Looks vaguely like more Bob Powell but also looks a lot like any one of a dozen non-descript but satisfying comics artists of the period. In fact, Wikipedia says that many of the character's stories were early works of DC's Bob Oksner and EC's "Ghastly" Graham Ingels. The character of Lance, although not particularly unique, was revived by Alan Moore in his TOM STRONG series.