Monday, August 27, 2012

The Golden Gladiator-Russ Heath-1955

It was 1955 and DC, like most of the comics industry, was floundering, trying to find an acceptable balance between violence and action under the newly instituted Comics Code and trying to find a new trend to bring sales back up to what they had been a decade earlier. Toward this end, THE BRAVE & THE BOLD premiered as a catch-all title with Vikings, Knights and Gladiators. Here's Russ Heath's downright amazing artwork for the latter. Guy was--and is--too good for comic books!

1 comment:

tim said...

Love it! Any more of comics of the Golden Gladiator?