Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Number 1475: Last of the Owl
After trying superheroes for awhile Dell changed direction. I think they figured out early they wanted to get away from the long underwear characters and go into licensing and other types of comics. So Crackajack Funnies #43 (1942) had the last episode of the Owl, and that’s what I’m showing today.
But to get back to Frank Thomas...an early comic book journeyman. He died in 1968 while assisting on the “Ferd’nand” daily. Thomas was extremely talented as a writer and cartoonist, and had a very pleasing style. It’s a pity he didn’t do more comic books, and especially a pity that he died so young at age 54.
The next to last episode, from Crackajack Funnies #42, was posted here: