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PRE-CODE CLASSICS OPERATION PERIL Volume 2

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PRE-CODE CLASSICS OPERATION PERIL Volume 2

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Collects #5-9, 1951-52. Recommended. By Richard Hughes. Art by Ogden Whitney et al. Maybe the brightest light in the ACG firmament and long overlooked is the offbeat adventure/sci fi title Operation Peril. This second volume is another winner, boasting stories written by Richard Hughes (of course) and artwork by Ogden Whitney (doing very fine work) plus Leonard Starr, and Ken Bald. A regular cast is in each issue: two fisted adventurer Danny Danger, womanizing drifter and he-man Typhoon Tyler, and the Time Travelers team, each in good, long 12 and 13-page stories!

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Maybe the brightest light in the ACG firmament and long overlooked is the offbeat adventure/sci fi title Operation Peril. This second volume is another winner, boasting stories written by Richard Hughes (of course) and artwork by Ogden Whitney (doing very fine work) plus Leonard Starr, and Ken Bald. A regular cast is in each issue: two fisted adventurer Danny Danger, womanizing drifter and he-man Typhoon Tyler, and the Time Travelers team, each in good, long 12 and 13-page stories!

Through issue #8, Leonard Starr, Ogden Whitney, and Ken Bald do outstanding jobs on each of these continuing features. The other artists did 1-, 2-, and 3-page fillers--these include Morris Waldinger, the often odd Paul Gattuso, and Edvard Moritz. With #9, Al Camy and Richard Wilhelms come on board taking over from Starr and Bald, while Ogden Whitney continues his fine work on the seagoing adventurer, Typhoon Tyler.

Packed full of yarns of adventure and science fiction. Richard Hughes is considered one of the finest writers in comics, along with Otto Binder and a few others. He, in fact, was out-writing Stan Lee all through the 1950s, with far more interesting human interest stories, until Stan and Jack started the Marvel Age. Hughes' work in Forbidden Worlds and Adventures Into the Unknown is some of the best from 1955-1962; while he got his start in the Golden Age with heroes like The Black Terror, here he begins to shine on offbeat characters that are a departure from the horror stories from other publishers.

Typhoon Taylor and Danny Danger both show the influences of sexy adventurer types James Bond, Mike Hammer and Michael Shayne. There are cute ladies in every tale, either dangerously beautiful bad girls, or innocent (well, maybe not) ladies who throw themselves at our heroes, before and undoubtedly after rescues and dangerous episodes. Typhoon is pretty misogonist, but it's fun to read. And a pleasure to see artist Ogden Whitney drawing the lovely can-do and capable ladies, just as he did on the short-lived ACG series, Undercover Girl. 

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Item Code PCOP02H
Publisher PS Artbooks
Publish Date 2020
ISBN 9781786365286
Binding Hard Cover
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 216pg
Color Full Color
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