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Modern comics first graphic novel - 132pgs - black & white.
Matt Baker art - Co-written by Arnold Drake and Leslie Waller
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Original scan by unknown scanner.
Found and uploaded by Kracalactaka

19-April-2016 9:57 am
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Username: srsiete
Comment: Bust? Gust? Just?
19-April-2016 2:47 pm
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Username: SteveD
Comment: FINALLY!!! Great to see this phenomenal rarity up. Archer St. John's first experiment with the heretofore untested form of the "Picture Novel" (the 2nd, his "The Case of the Winking Buddha," illustrated by Charles Raab, best known for picking up the obscure ADVENTURES OF PATSY newspaper strip, sold even worse than THIS volume did and essentially killed St. John's experiment with the format) features the stellar pencil artwork of the unsurpassed Matt Baker, doing some of his finest , most expressive work here. Very capably inked by Ray Osrin (Penciller and inker at Charlton, Dell, and Archie among others), and a noirish pulp-fiction-style narrative, worthy of a Jim Thompson, by Arnold Drake (who later went on to work for both DC and Marvel creating DEADMAN among others) and Les Waller (who went on to work in PR as well as becoming a successful a novelist whose work includes novelizations of DOG DAY AFTERNOON, CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, HIDE IN PLAIN SIGHT and FALCON CREST{!}) writing together under the name "Drake Waller."
20-April-2016 11:09 am
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Username: ramblindawg
Comment: Amazing sharp high-resolution scans make this lost classic more readable than ever before. Thanks for the upload!
9-June-2016 11:45 pm
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Username: Comic Chakal
Comment: Excellent story, and the art of Arnold Drake is stunning!
13-June-2016 7:10 pm
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Username: Kracalactaka
Comment: the Art is by Matt Baker, drake was one of the writers....
 
 

Issue: #[nn]
Published: 1950, Price: 0.25 USD, Pages: 132, Editing:
Color: Color Cover; Black And White Interior Dimensions: Digest Size Paper Stock: Binding: Squarebound Publishing Format:
Notes: This digest-format early graphic novel is packaged like a paperback book rather than a comic book. There are no advertisements; the back cover describes the characters in the book; the inside covers are blank; the first interior page is a title page and the second a copyright statement page as in a typical book.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page) cover
Credits: Pencils: Matt Baker | Inks: Ray Osrin
Characters: Rust Masson

Credits, Title Page (1 page) title page

Credits, Title Page (1 page) copyright statement page
Credits: Letters: typeset

Comic Story (126 pages) It Rhymes with Lust
Synopsis: Hal Weber, onetime crusading journalist, is summoned to Copper City by his old flame Rust after the death of her husband, mining magnate and political heavyweight Arthur "Buck" Masson. As editor of The Express, a newspaper with an anti-Masson stance secretly owned by Rust, Hal is drawn back to her even as he falls for her stepdaughter Audrey. The situation in Copper City soon literally becomes explosive, with Hal having to choose between Rust and Audrey, the bottle and his conscience, safety and the truth.
Credits: Script: Arnold Drake; Leslie Waller [as Drake Waller] | Pencils: Matt Baker | Inks: Ray Osrin
Genre: Crime
Characters: Rust Masson Hal Weber Audrey Masson Monk Shirl Marcus Jeffers

Character Profile (1 page) back cover
Credits: Script: Arnold Drake; Leslie Waller [as Drake Waller] | Pencils: Matt Baker | Inks: Ray Osrin
Characters: Rust Masson Hal Weber Audrey Masson Monk Shirl Marcus Jeffers

  The data in the above section is courtesy of the Grand Comics Database™ under a Creative Commons Attribution License.


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