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(From "The Green Mask" number 6, 1940-ish.)
Now is this guy the titular “Green Mask”, or just another guy from the comic, because he doesn’t appear to be wearing any green at all…
@Gero: Maybe the mask is green on the front?
That is actually one of the back-up characters, “Navy Jones”. Like Davy Jones, get it? Only, not dead and stuffed in a locker.
These old comics would have three or four short adventures with the main character, then three or four back-up stories with secondary characters as well. Kinda neat when you consider in the modern age we can’t reliably crank out 20 pages of one story each month.
@Jeff 3: I love when U.S. comic artists (*cough* Liefeld *cough*) can’t meet a 20-page-a-month deadline and complain about it being too much work. They have a guy who writes, a guy who draws, and another guy who inks, and can’t do 20 pages a month, but Japanese mangaka do it all themselves (i.e. one guy does both the writing and the drawing, and any color pages that issue may have), and churn out 20 pages a WEEK…