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JOHN CULLEN MURPHY'S BIG BEN BOLT Dailies Volume 1

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JOHN CULLEN MURPHY'S BIG BEN BOLT Dailies Volume 1

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Closeout Price! Feb 1950-May '52. Recommended. Introduction by Cullen Murphy. The first two years of a fine strip about a boxer and his adventures in and out of the ring. Murphy was hand-picked by Hal Foster to take over Prince Valiant and has often been dismissed by Valiant fans, including myself, for his work on Val. But this, more than 15 years earlier, shows an illustrator working in the same fine-line photo-realistic style of Alex Raymond and John Prentice. I kid you not! This is a very well drawn adventure strip that really reminds me of Rip Kirby! But now we have a  true two-fisted hero.

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The first two years of a fine strip about a boxer and his adventures in and out of the ring. Murphy was hand-picked by Hal Foster to take over Prince Valiant and has often been dismissed by Valiant fans, including myself, for his work on Val. But this, more than 15 years earlier, shows an illustrator working in the same fine-line photo-realistic style of Alex Raymond and John Prentice. I kid you not! This is a very well drawn adventure strip that really reminds me of Rip Kirby! But now we have a  true two-fisted hero.

The debut volume features dailies from the very start on February 20, 1950 to May 24, 1952, with an introduction by Murphy's son, who actually grew up to write continuity for Prince Valiant after Foster retired. Bolt has won him multiple awards, including the National Cartoonists Society Award. This was intended to begin a complete reprint of this long-running strip, but so far this is the one-and-only volume. It's worth a look, especially at this new lower price.

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Item Code BBB01
Publisher Classic Comics Press
Publish Date 2010
ISBN 9781450706889
Binding Soft Cover
Dimensions 11x8
# Pages 249pg
Color b&w
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