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Beginning with his WPA etchings during the 1930s, Mac Raboy struggled to survive the Great Depression and eventually found his way into the comics. He perfected his art style on early stories of Dr. Voodoo, Zorro The Mystery Man, Bulletman, Spy Smasher, (all for Fawcett), The Green Lama and, finally, his crowning achievement, Captain Marvel Jr. Raboy went on to illustrate the Flash Gordon Sunday newspaper strip, and left behind a legacy of meticulous perfection. Through extensive research and interviews with son David Raboy, and with several of Mac Raboy's Golden Age assistants, author Roger Hill brings Mac Raboy, the man and the artist, into focus.
This full-color hardcover includes never-before-seen photos, a wealth of rare and unpublished artwork, and the first definitive biography of a true Master of the Comics!
Raboy's covers for Captain Marvel Jr. and Master Comics are some of the finest and most collected of the Golden Age. Many are considered classics of wartime, featuring giant swastikas, German planes, and the infamous Captain Nazi.
Since Mac was meticulous but slow, later on in the 1940s the editors often reused his head and body drawings, combined with backgrounds by other artists. But when he was doing it all himself, no one was better. Lou Fine, Alex Raymond, he was in the same class. Fawcett realized this, and Mac was one of the highest paid artists in the comics business until he left comic books in the late 1940s, to take over the fabled Flash Gordon Sunday Page from Alex Raymond, which he drew until his death in the 1960s.
Roger Hill's outstanding, must-have 2017 biography of Reed Crandall sold out shortly after its release—don't let this one pass you by!
Roger Hill writes and publishes The EC Fan-Addict and is a fabled, long time fan and collector of all the EC artists. His motto is never to tackle a subject that he can't make a new, original contribution to. Thus, he leaves no stone unturned in his research, and this book is no exception. It's filled with new information and art about this creator who shunned publicity.
- Additional Information
Item Code MACRAH Publisher TwoMorrows Publish Date 2019 ISBN 9781605490908 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 8x11 # Pages 160pg Color Full Color
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