Crusade For Vengeance


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.”




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