Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Number 1005

Boy King and the Giant

The Boy King rules a country called Swisslakia, which is taken over by Nazis. (This takes place during World War II, if you haven't guessed.) He has a huge stone friend who helps him.

This story is from Clue Comics #1, 1943, published by Hillman. They also published Air Fighters Comics, which became Airboy Comics. According to the Grand Comics Database this origin story is drawn by Alan Mandel and Dan Barry, and written by Charles Biro and Bob Wood. Clue Comics only lasted 15 issues, by which time it had some stories drawn by Jack Kirby. But the Boy King only lasted for nine issues before he was gone, and his last cover appearance was #8.

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