Friday, May 12, 2017
Number 2048: Punched out
So why show it? Well, because I like the skeleton costumes the bad guys wear. Publishers have known since sales trends were tracked that images of sex and death sell magazines, books, and comics. The cover by Gus Ricca, rendered in a pulp magazine style, is an especially good example of a symbolic death’s head cover
The Grand Comics Database has no artist listed for the story, but it may have been worked on by various hands from the comic art shop Chesler headed. His shop also provided art for other publishers, including Fawcett.