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A rangerhouse scan,
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From the JVJ Collection.

11-December-2014 3:43 pm
Username: SteveD
Comment: A beautiful book! Never one to cast doubt on JVJ's scholarship, but the credit he gives to Mort Meskin on "Postage Stamp Swindle" in this issue has me wondering. It's early enough that Meskin hadn't developed his own distinctive style as yet, and the ? for attribution on inks leaves a wide hole open for guessing, but so much of what's going on in this story makes me wonder A) if Meskin might have been working over Kirby layouts (some of which as we know might have been very tight indeed... check the staging. Check the hands, fer cryin' out loud. Check that wacky machine on page 3!) because it's loose enough and sloppy enough to think it's all bad Kirby swipes if it weren't this title for this company by this studio, but it's also loose enough that it could be attributable to unsure hands over even tight Kirby layouts. And B) Is it possible that this combination of talents is also responsible for the bad-Kirby-knockoff-looking Fox romance stories we've seen from them in the past?
11-December-2014 7:40 pm
Username: Mr Cobalt
Comment: Pgs 2, 3 and 7 definitely look like Kirby layouts to me. Not so much pages 4/5/6 on the whole. If I had to guess it looks like a story that Kirby started working on with tight layouts for some of the pages, then they brought someone else in to do the rest of the pencils. Meskin? maybe. Then one inker, either Joe Simon or someone in the "style of Joe Simon" inked the whole thing.

Volume: #3, Issue: #4 (28)
Published: February-March 1948, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 52, Editing: Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age US Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Notes: Editor information provided by Greg Theakston to GCD error list.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Credits: Pencils: Jack Kirby | Inks: Joe Simon ? | Colours: Jack Kirby | Letters: Ben Oda
Genre: Crime

Comic Story (12 pages) I Worked For The Fence
Credits: Pencils: Jack Kirby (signed) | Inks: Joe Simon (signed)
Genre: Crime

Comic Story (8 pages) Trapping Chicago's Speed Demon Mob

Comic Story (7 pages) Postage Stamp Swindle

Text Story (2 pages) The Lone Wolf

Comic Story (7 pages) Machine-Gun Kelly - Kidnapper
Credits: Pencils: Bill Draut | Inks: Bill Draut

Comic Story (7 pages) Murder Makes Bad Medicine
Credits: Pencils: Jack Kirby (signed) | Inks: Joe Simon (signed)
Genre: Crime Western-frontier

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