Friday, February 12, 2016

Big Bad Boxer

Thursday Story Strip Day.

One of my favorite realistic strips from the fifties is Cullen Murphy's Big Ben Bolt. The problem with showing it here is that I have bits and pieces from all of it's fifteen pieces or so in vairous conditions (ranging from scans I made myself to very badly reproduced stuff from the internet), but almost never a complete story. And although the Sundays and dailies were seperate at least, I can not show any one story complete - which is part of what makes it such a great strip. So here is one, just because it's so pretty.



....If you follow the link, you will also see some of his pre Atlas work as well as one of his best stories ever, an almost silent war story with Stan Lee.
Please can you tell me which war story with Stan Lee do you mean?

Ger Apeldoorn said...

This comment should be with the Cal Massey post, but if you click on that name, you will find as the third post (called Sssst from April 6 2011) two 'silent' stories, one by Bill Everet and one called Troop Movement by Lee and Massey. Not really silent, but there most of the story is told through the human action rather than the dialogue.