As promised, you see above the new Pappy logo done by Jim Engel, a fantastic cartoonist and long one of my favorites. Thanks again go out to Jim for his generosity.
Now for our regular business:
In the latter case, let us start out the year with Mac Raboy and Captain Marvel Jr. I showed this story, scanned from my copy of Master Comics #40 (1943), years ago, but recently re-scanned it. At the time of its original showing I opined that the look of the story seemed to back up what I read years ago (maybe in Steranko’s History of the Comics?) that Raboy was in the Navy, and drew comics in his spare time on board ship. He had so little room to draw that he drew the pages the same size as they were printed. If true, he did an excellent job in a difficult environment.
I also asked why there was an obvious paste-over on page 9, panel 3: “Dey say dis place is HANUTED!” Was “haunted” just misspelled, or was it intentional? No one ever offered an opinion. All these years later, as I still have no clue, it hanutes me, .