Tuesday, June 28, 2016


Saturday Leftover Day.

Before becoming the publisher and driving force behind the mmost famous crime comics of the forties Lev Gleason was best know as a left wing publisher. My friend Ken Quattro has written one of his famous well researched pieces about him on his blog The Comics Detective: http://thecomicsdetective.blogspot.nl/2011/07/mr-gleason-are-you-now-or-have-you-ever.html

One of his publications (or at least, as a collaborator) was the left wing news weekly Friday. I know he hardly ever used comics in there and I don;t think anyone has ever seen one of his later artists there, but here is a nice (crime) feature he did in a November 1944 issue. The artist Carl Becker is not someone we know from comics and sadly there are too many Carl Beckers on the Internet for me to find which one this would be.

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