Jul 9, 2010

Private Strong # 1

The first 2 pages to the Double Life of Private Strong # 1 (June 1959). Art by Kirby and Joe Simon on inks. The character looks like a Chippendale's stripper in the image. Private Strong appears to be a synthesis of Captain America, Fighting American, and masked crime fighters like the Spirit and Lone Ranger, only without the hat. Interesting to see Jack's unique style that became so distinctive in the 1960s is beginning to emerge. Very straightforward, almost cinematic storytelling, and a relatively slick and "blocky" approach towards the figures.