Friday, December 19, 2008
Straight Arrow and the bloody bridge
Straight Arrow started in 1949 as a radio show sponsored by Nabisco. As the 1996 article I linked to explains, the comic book version, written by Gardner Fox and drawn by Fred Meagher for ME Comics, lasted five years longer than the show.
Like most people with only a rudimentary knowledge of the character I thought Straight Arrow was a white man disguised as an Indian until I read the article, which explains it was the other way around.
Fred Meagher had drawn Tom Mix in a series of comic book premiums for Ralston. He was a fine cartoonist, with a solid drawing style and a talent for Westerns. This story is from Straight Arrow #21, January 1953. Meagher, who was born in 1912, died in 1976.