Jeez, “Barry Kuda.” How obvious can it get with a character name? Names like that used to be popular at one time. I give Barry Kuda low marks for a name. Relatively high marks for artwork, though, which according to comic art spotter Jim Vadeboncoeur could be Al Plastino.
Like this story, some of the other art in Harvey’s All-New Short Story Comics #2 (1943), is Lou Fine-inspired. It is inspiration that affected several artists early in their career. Even Joe Kubert uses the style in a story he has in the issue, drawn when he was 16-years-old. I will probably show that some day. Even though some artists were smitten by Fine’s style, not all matched Fine’s skill. Still, this particular story is well drawn.