Friday, 19 February 2016
SIMON & KIRBY'S STRANGE WORLD OF YOUR DREAMS COVER GALLERY...
For all their celebrated reputation, have you ever noticed just how
few issues SIMON & KIRBY actually produced of some of their best-
remembered comics? The duo worked on only the first ten numbers of
CAPTAIN AMERICA, seven issues of FIGHTING AMERICAN, six
of BOYS' RANCH, and a mere four of The STRANGE WORLD
Of YOUR DREAMS.
Captain America, of course, continued for some years after the pair
had departed TIMELY for NATIONAL, but the other titles mentioned
above (for other publishers) died with S&K's final issues. I find that odd
because, given their stature in the history of the comics industry, the im-
pression often given is that everything they touched was a solid com-
mercial hit. As we can see 'though, that wasn't always the case.
However, even their short-lived mags were not without merit so
here's a mini cover gallery consisting of all four issues of their brief
excursion into The Strange World Of Your Dreams.
Below is the cover for the unpublished #5, followed by (going by
the date) the cover for #7. No cover for what would've been #6 has
been found. However, I suppose it's possible that what is assumed to
be #7 could've been #6 with a planned change of publishing frequency
from bi-monthly to quarterly, before it was decided just to cancel the
title. Or perhaps the masthead is a stat from the first ish before the
new date was pasted over. What do the rest of you think?
Posted by Kid at Friday, February 19, 2016