Joe Spook is really an American named Joe Devaney, hired to “Americanize” young king Nickie, in a very short-lived series: two issues of Fox’s The Eagle. Both stories were done by different artists, the second episode inferior to the one I’m showing today. I like the artwork by the unidentified artist. I think the panels of Joe as a ghost are nicely done. But the giant hand, and the bulbous and bald, spectral figure calling Joe into the afterlife...is it supposed to be God?
A howler in this story is the Nazis trying to get the king to sign an abdication, rather than attempt to take over his tiny kingdom by force. These would be the same Nazis who, in real life, took over much of Europe by overwhelming military force or threats of same.