Friday, May 16, 2014
Number 1577: Samson, tearin' down the house
The character was updated by the Eisner-Iger Studio, which provided the ready-made contents for publisher Victor Fox. The page style with large, open panels, and minimal dialogue, also has those annoying captions — which sit at the bottom of the panels and describe to us what we have just seen in the picture — the plague (non-biblical) of many early Golden Age comics.
The story is credited to “Alec Boon,” a pseudonym for artist Alex Blum.
My favorite panel is on the last page, where Samson, dressed only in furry shorts and sandals, fights off a bunch of guys in futuristic costumes with antennae coming out of their headgear. Samson challenges them with, “Come on you barbarians!”
My scans come from a reprinting of the story in Samson #1 (1940):