That Ol' Stein Magic Has Me In It's Spell
Sunday Stein Special.
Two more stories by Mort Stein from the later run of Black Magic. Editor Joe Simon used all his regular suspects for this book. There are plenty of stories by Bob Powell, Ted Galindo and Dick Ayers. I've seen George Tuska and Marvin Stein as well. Most of these people also worked for Simon's Sick. He even managed to get an ad for Sick in one of the books, which I think was from another publisher. The first story (from Black Magic #37 is typical Stein stuff. Solid, badly colored and a bit boring. The second story (from Black Magic #40 is remarkable, because here we see Stein trying out another inking style or being inked by George Roussos. The style is that of Meskin and Roussos at DC at that time. Personally, I think it is Stein himself, trying out something new. Interesting sidenote for everyone studying Jack Kirby's inkers in the early hero books at Marvel.