Monday, August 19, 2019
Number 2377: Farr and away with ‘Ace’ Brady
Farr was born in 1889, and his death date is not known, but is usually assumed to be circa 1948. He did several features for several comic book publishers during the late ‘30s and ‘40s. His stories are easily spotted because he did his own lettering, and his display lettering for his titles is easily recognizable. His works, usually filler material, were mostly comedic, harking back to his time as a gag cartoonist in the ‘20s. Today’s story, “‘Ace’ Brady, Super-sleuth,” is done in a more conventional adventure hero style…but in this case looks like something from the generation before comic books. It is from Dell’s Popular Comics #49 (1940).