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Friday 19 February 2016
SIMON & KIRBY'S STRANGE WORLD OF YOUR DREAMS COVER GALLERY...
For all their celebrated reputation, I think it's interesting to note 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 under other hands 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 impression often given is that everything they touched was a solid commercial 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Below is the cover for the unpublished #5, followed by (going by the date) the cover for #7.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