Sunday, January 09, 2011

Number 875

The Duke and the Prince

From a cursory look through the Grand Comics Database, I see that the Joe Simon Harvey Comics features, "The Duke of Broadway," and "The Vagabond Prince" had a total of 4 and 2 episodes respectively. As the Jack Kirby Museum website noted, the features that Simon and Kirby created for Harvey after World War II were released during a comics glut, and were short-lived.

Both of these stories are from Black Cat Comics #7, 1947. The Grand Comics Database says Kirby penciled the splash pages on both, and Simon penciled and inked the remaining pages. The Kirby Museum says they are both all Simon. I like the artwork regardless of who did what. It's sometimes forgotten that Joe Simon could draw, not just ink.

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