Saturday, August 18, 2018

Detective At Work

Saturday Story Strip Day.

More of the Saint. As I have said before, I am sharing this large run of The Saint Sundays by Mike Roy, because somewhere in 1950 he hired a young Jack Davis as an assistant. Jack Davis has said that he was asked to do backgrounds, but at a certain point it seems he was doing pencils and inks as well. But when did he start and can we see?

As far as I am concerned, there are three points of recognition. From back to front there are:

- the first point where you say: this is certainly Jack Davis
- the first point where you say: this is likely to be Jack Davis
- the last point where you say: this is defenitively not Jack Davis

In this lot we see the Sunday that is my first point of defenitively Jack Davis: the Sunday for June 11. That is not to say that there are no hints of him before that, but to my eyes it is the first one I am absolutely sure about. From there we can go backwards.

1 comment:

jhegenbe said...

These have been wonderful. They match up nicely with the dailies as reprinted in issues #9, 10 & 11 of the Avon comic. More?