Monday, August 06, 2012
Number 1205: Subversive love
Cattlemen against sodbusters! I watched stories like that in many cowboy movies when I was growing up. The movies demonized bankers and rich cattlemen because as little as the poor sodbusters had, the greedy bastards wanted it all! Bankers were hard hit because they were looked at with suspicion by the generation who came out of the Great Depression, including the people who wrote and drew comic books. This tale, where love trumps wealth, is from Quality Comics Range Romances #1 (1949), It's credited by Heritage Auctions and the CGC people as being by Paul Gustavson. The Grand Comics Database has ? for the artist.