Friday, May 22, 2009

Random Comic Book Splash Page #21

I'm liking Irv Novick's splash page for the awkwardly titled "The Case of the Book of Death" in BLACK HOOD #16, published by Archie in the fall of 1945. Throughout the years, other notable artists, such as Alex Toth and Gray Morrow, would draw the adventures of the Black Hood, who was a cool hero with a great costume that never had the staying power of DC's costumed heroes of the Golden Age.

Novick moved to DC Comics in the 1960s, working mostly on their war and superhero titles. Along with Neal Adams, his art helped revitalize the Batman titles in the late 1960s, and Novick's work on THE FLASH during the 1970s helped make it a favorite book of mine.

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