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Only Murray did DC, didn't it?

Here's a rare DC reprint 'Teen Teasers' in a Page comic, possibly sourced via Frew, the original publisher of this Charlton-based title.

10 Jan 2018

The Fast Gun tries a swifty

Despite a Maurice Bramley cover, credits removed and new 'signatures', would anyone believe he drew these Colan stories?

10 Jan 2018

Unusual cover sources 10

By usually-vibrant US pulp artist Edwin Georgi (1896-1964), this surprisingly bland image first saw print in Redbook, October 1951.

6 Nov 2017

Cover 23,000 has dual citizenship...

An issue of Classics Illustrated published in Europe for Australia and imported by Ayers and James brings AusReprints to 23,000 covers.

31 Oct 2017

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James Response: Comment on Invincible Westerns (Invincible, 1949? series) #3?
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 7:30 AM
James Response: Comment on Invincible Westerns (Invincible, 1949? series) #1?
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 7:26 AM
Theodore Comment on Invincible Westerns (Invincible, 1949? series) #29
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 6:47 AM
Theodore Comment on Invincible Westerns (Invincible, 1949? series) #3?
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 6:26 AM
Theodore Comment on Invincible Westerns (Invincible, 1949? series) #1?
Wednesday, 14 February 2018 6:16 AM

Who is Terry Powis? Beyond the NSW Bookstall Comics

Who is Terry Powis?

Terry Powis is credited with nearly half of the comics published by the NSW Bookstall Company when it established its ground-breaking line of Australian comics. Yet there is virtually no information about him.

John Ryan in Panel by Panel acknowledges Powis and Will Donald as 'real pioneers of Australian comic books', before largely dismissing Powis' work:

"Powis shared Donald's ability to produce dramatic covers but if there was a gap between the promise of Donald's covers and their contents it was even more accentuated in the work of Powis. He specialized in comics with a war background…While his sombre renderings may have reflected the mood of the wartime years the effects were negated by his use of text boxes to describe actions in the panels and his minimal use of speech balloons."

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