Who Knew Who Drew Drew?
Friday Comic Book Day.
In the early fifties Jerry Grandenetti drew an interesting series of ghost breaker stories for Fiction House. Or at least, we think it was Grandenetti, because he said so. The art for these stories looks remarkably like that of Will Eisner. The official story is, that Eisner developed the series for Fiction House (who were also packaging his spirit stories by then). Grandenetti, who at that time drew for the Spirit as well, was instructed to give the series Eisner's trademark style. This he did so well, that recently some people (including the master art spotter John Vandebonceur) have been saying that the majority of those stories were actually by Eisner himself and not by Grandenetti. Proof of this is the fact that the later stories that Grandenetti drew in his own style, look nothing like and nothing as mature as the earlier ones. To add fuel to the debate, here is an early Dr. Drew (in the Eisner style), later one he did n his own style (already showing the Joe Kubert influence that would show up at DC later in the fifties) and a romance story Grandenetti did on his own a couple of years before that.