Friday, November 29, 2013

Captain Marvel Jr by Uderzo

A long time ago on this blog, we ran the above panels from a 1950 Captain Marvel, Jr. story published only in France and illustrated by the great ASTERIX artist Albert Uderzo. In 2009, it was announced that the story would be collected along with other early Uderzo works. If it ws, I missed it, but I have gathered a few more pages and pieces of artwork from it, picked up at various blogs and websites over the years.

The villain of the piece is rather obviously visually based on the Lev Gleason character, Mr. Crime...

or at least on the same character HE was based on, Mr. Coffee Nerves from the Postum Sunday strip ads of the day.

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