Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Number 1170: Gentlemen and Blackhawks should remove their hats

I can't remember where I read that artist Reed Crandall arranged with Quality Comics publisher Everett "Busy" Arnold to be paid extra for drawing Blackhawk stories. There are a lot of Blackhawks. The other thing I read was that Crandall found a way to get hats off the Blackhawks by having them knocked off, or otherwise removing them. Apparently Crandall didn't like drawing those hats.

This story is drawn by Crandall, and yes, in most of the panels most of the Blackhawks are not wearing hats. The Grand Comics Database credits Crandall with both pencils and inks.

From Modern Comics #59 (1947):

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