Bob Powell was one of the greatest artists of comics’ golden age.
Renowned for his “good girl” art on such strips as Sheena and Cave Girl, Powell also displayed a cinematic flair on numerous crime, horror, super-hero, and romance comics. Heck, he excelled in just about any genre you could imagine.
This particular story was taken from the first issue of Magazine Enterprises’ I’m A Cop, a hard-boiled detective strip that owed more than a small debt to Jack Webb’s Dragnet. Powell’s effective use of inventive “camera angles,” coupled with the artist’s ability to convey genuine human emotion through a character’s facial expression, lifted the series above mere pastiche.
Oh yeah … there’s plenty of action as well.
From 1954, here’s “Crusade For Vengeance.”