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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) and his own version of 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 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This full-color hardcover includes never-before-seen photos, a wealth of rare and unpublished artwork, and the first definitive biography of a true Master of the Comics!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. Since he was slow but meticulous, 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.
Roger Hill's 2017 biography of Reed Crandall sold out shortly after its release—don't let this one pass you by! Pre-order now! We are still pushing for another edition of the Reed Crandall book, probably in softcover, but so far, no go. This new book, also by Roger Hill, may go the same route--the publisher will only print a limited number more than he has orders for. We are going in very aggressively on this, but if it goes as I think it will, we still could exhaust our supply before long. So I STRONGLY recommend you reserve a copy as soon as possible.
Roger Hill writes and publishes The EC Fan-Addict and is a fabled, long time fan and collector of all the EC artists.
- 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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