Monday, January 24, 2011
Strange Sports Stories #2: "Tall in the Saddle!"
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Curtis Douglas Swan studied art at the Pratt Institute and was a staff artist on Stars & Stripes during World War II. After the war, he signed on with DC and remained there from then on. His early work, on such features as The Boy Commandos and Tommy Tomorrow, was stiff and rather bland. Gradually, however, Swan developed an effective and forceful style. He first drew Superman in 1951, remaining with him until 1986. He returned in 1988 to draw him for three more years. He worked on other characters while with DC, but Superman remained his favorite.
In his final years personal problems curtailed his production in comics.
Script: Frank Robbins
Pencils: Curt Swan
Inks: Murphy Anderson