Hart Amos, The Mystery Artist & Captain Atom's Ring
Now this second comic, Western Roundup #4, has me stumped as to who the cover artist is. I'm assuming that the artist is an Australian, and what's throwing me is that the style looks very much like Maurice Bramley, but I doubt that it is him. Bramley's backgrounds were usually more detailed and not as rough. Indeed, to me anyway, this almost looks like what I expect a Bramley preliminary to look. If anyone has any idea then I'd be very keen to know. Have a peek, the scan is a nice, high resolution scan indeed.
Published by Atlas (Australia) this comic features Gene Autry, Trigger and Johnny Mack reprints. Not as exciting, to me anyway, as the John Wayne reprints I uncovered the other day, but still I can't argue with a free vintage Aussie comic and it all goes into the scan library, which now contains scans of over 1,800 Australian comics, totalling over 2gig of information, dating from the 1940s through to the 1990s. One day I'll have to do something with the scans and get them out there for the world to see. Ahhhh but for another 8 hours in a day and another five days in a week.
And to close it out, here's the rear of an old Katzenjammer Kids comic. Anyone hazard a guess as to what these rings would be worth these days? I expect a bit more than 2'6, even if we do factor in inflation. Anyone still have one? Love that stuff.