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I added the cover to this file that was just uploaded earlier today!

18-February-2012 10:42 pm
Username: JVJ
Comment: Apologies to Roy Alt and to all you Comic (and other) Detectives: none of those stories is by Al Hollingsworth. That entire episode of "History Detectives" was a travesty of both detective "work" and art ID'ing "work". They started with a conclusion and then "detected" it. Fingernails on the blackboard time. (|:{>
19-February-2012 9:13 am
Username: badge
Comment: Thanks for adding the cover bminor. JVJ, how do you know that they were wrong in that History Detectives episode (which is the source of the information I put with the scan yesterday)? They claimed to have spoken with Roy Ald and that he told them the art was by Hollingsworth! So don't leave us in suspense - what can you tell us about this issue? I don't care one way or the other (although it would be cool if it is true that Hollingsworth drew a couple of these stories). See also the Grand Comics Database listing of this issue, which also says that the first and last stories are by Hollingsworth, and they're quoting a Roy Ald interview in Alter Ego #106 (December, 2011). As a Hollingsworth-drawn Negro Romance is significant in terms of it being a landmark in comics history, it is important to get the record straight, and if it isn't really by Hollingsworth then the record needs to be set straight. What is your evidence?
19-February-2012 12:12 pm
Username: badge
Comment: JVJ: following up on the Hollingsworth controversy (or not!), I just read Part 2 of the Roy Ald interview, in Alter Ego 105 (Oct 2011) and Ald states there that Fawcett published Negro Romance BECAUSE of Hollingsworth, and that he (Hollingsworth) drew for the books. In that same article there's a signed piece of girlie art by Hollingsworth that looks reasonably congruent with the style of those two stories in Negro Romance 2. In Alter Ego 106, part 3 of the Ald interview, that's where it is mentioned that Palais drew the second story, and not Hollingsworth, and that makes sense because of the considerable stylistic difference between the first & third stories compared to that second story. So Roy Ald, the editor of the comic, states that he wrote most of the Negro Romance stories, and that Hollingsworth was the artist (on most), and that the title was created as an engagement for Hollingsworth. That's pretty much as close as we're going to get to the source. So what makes you think that Ald is incorrect?
29-February-2012 7:23 am
Username: josemas
Comment: In part 2 of the Tony Tallarico interview in Alter Ego #107 (Feb 2012) discussion is made of Hollingsworth's use of assistants. It's quite possible that Hollingsworth did sell Ald on the idea of Negro Romance and that Ald even thought Hollingsworth did the art but that the art is actually the work of his assistants and that JVJ has spotted something that not even Ald caught back in the day.
3-March-2012 3:47 am
Username: jahgussi
Comment: We Love it, comic detectives, why not let the FBI sort it out, or even the CSI team. If you have any more of these comics Scan and upload them, thanks in advance
30-July-2013 7:08 pm
Username: Netasha
Comment: Aug 1950

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