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Offline crashryan

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Frank Godwin?
« on: May 29, 2014, 11:49:08 AM »
I've seen references to Frank Godwin's stories in Wonder Woman, but I've never seen one. GCD says two appeared in 1976 reprints. Does anyone know an online source of sample pages?

Also, I've seen statements that Godwin drew some stories for Lev Gleason in the 1940s. Does anyone know where they appeared?

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Frank Godwin?
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Re: Frank Godwin?
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2014, 02:10:44 PM »
I can't help with Wonder Woman, though it it true I've seen the stories. There is some Godwin art here though in his Vignettes of Life comic strip available in Classic Newspaper strips

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Re: Frank Godwin?
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2014, 12:23:24 AM »
Jon--Yes, I've found those Godwin Vignettes of Life. Stupendous drawing! Can't get enough of this guy.

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Re: Frank Godwin?
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2014, 01:25:03 PM »
Absolutely Stunning!!!
What say you JVJ????
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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2014, 11:57:15 AM »
How could I say anything but echo your thoughts, B? I have Godwin's work in Life from its earliest incarnations and its gorgeous. And his color work can rival Maxfield Parrish. I put several color plates by him into ImageS #12 to great acclaim http://www.bpib.com/imagesmagfolder/imagesmag/index.html. I also featured him in one of the biographies I wrote 10-15 years ago: http://www.bpib.com/illustrat/godwin.htm. Great artist. Peace, Jim (|:{>
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Re: Frank Godwin?
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2014, 05:57:11 PM »
I've seen references to Frank Godwin's stories in Wonder Woman, but I've never seen one. GCD says two appeared in 1976 reprints. Does anyone know an online source of sample pages?

Typing "frank godwin wonder woman" brought up this link http://scans-daily.dreamwidth.org/502863.html

His work appeared in Sensation Comics #18 & 19. Not sure if he did more than that though.

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Re: Frank Godwin?
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2014, 10:30:57 PM »
I am ashamed to say that before three or four days ago I had never heard of this man.

I am going to be looking into his life and art more in the near future.

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Re: Frank Godwin?
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2014, 02:50:18 PM »
Thanks, SuperScrounge, for that link. I'm embarrassed to admit I didn't think to try that simple search.

It's obviously Godwin, but it doesn't look like he put much effort into it. But then imitating H. G. Peter may have taken a lot of effort, considering how unalike the two men's styles were. I wonder if Godwin, with his background of mainstream illustration, felt like he was slumming drawing comic books. I don't imagine they paid as well as magazine and book illustration.

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Re: Frank Godwin?
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2015, 02:49:57 PM »
Been a little while since this was last posted to, but I wanted to give a more complete answer. Godwin's Wonder Woman appeared in Sensation Comics #16-19, and 21 and Comic Cavalcade #2. I only have Wonder Woman Archives through vol.3, so I can't attest to later material, but I think that this might be all.

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Re: Frank Godwin?
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2015, 08:22:14 PM »
 The two Wonder Woman stories Frank Godwin did in Sensation Comics #s16 & 17 were reprinted in Wonder Woman Archives vol. 2. The other three from Sensation Comics #s 18, 19, and 21 appear in Wonder Woman Archives vol. 3.  The story from Comic Cavalcade #2 appears in Comic Cavalcade Archives vol1.

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Re: Frank Godwin?
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2015, 08:38:07 PM »
Never heard of him too.

Gonna check it out.
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Re: Frank Godwin?
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2019, 08:06:30 AM »
Alex Toth was a fan of Godwin...

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