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Thursday, March 8, 2012
Post #1000! Woooo!
Oh, who are we kidding? Who cares?
I had Andre LeBlanc as a teacher back at SVA, alternating every other week with Will Eisner. At the time, I didn't realize he did any more than assisting on The Spirit. He was always bringing in panels from The Picture Bible in another language. In retrospect, I regret not asking him more about the comics world of the 40's. I was too blinded by my iconoclastic ways as a young college student and mocking him behind his back for how out of touch he was. I didn't appreciate “old school” comics like I do now, and he was representative of that chapter of comics.
One of the features he did in his day was Intellectual Amos. It was also one of the back-up strips in The Spirit. Though Spirit stories have been reprinted ad infinitum since they were originally printed (mostly because of Eisner's business savvy), the contents of the other eight pages have fallen through the cracks.
I have managed to track down the complete comic-book run of Intellectual Amos, the first story appeared in National Comics #46, February 1945
From National Comics #47, April 1945
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Much of the material here is at least a generation old and therefore sometimes has racist and sexist standards we wouldn't conform to today. I can't go do a line-item PC veto. Think of it like a friend you like hanging out with 95% of the time but once in a while they embarrass you. My own attitude is to move forward. See also this.
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