Monday, May 30, 2016
Number 1899: Pot-shot Pete by Kurtzman
The original art was auctioned by Heritage Auctions, and went for $46,605, undoubtedly much, much more than Kurtzman earned for drawing it.
There is at least one more Pot-shot Pete page that was published by DC Comics, first in Jimmy Wakely #4 (1950), reprinted at least a couple of times over the years, including this appearance from Blackhawk #143 (1959).
“The Sheriff of Yucca-Pucca Gulch,” is from John Wayne Adventures #5 (1950).
*Was it Mell Lazarus, of the future comic strips, “Miss Peach” and “Momma”? He was an editor at Toby for a time. Lazarus also wrote a novel, The Boss is Crazy, Too, about the comic book biz. Lazarus died recently, on May 24, 2016.