Saturday, June 3, 2017

100 Days Of The King - Day 14

Gabby! Big Words! Scrapper! Tommy! These are the names of the original Newsboy Legion, a gang of orphans on the streets of Suicide Slum who tumbled in and out of trouble until Jim Harper, the local beat cop became their guardian. He also became a superhero, The Guardian and the boys tried endlessly to prove the two were the same. In his epic return to DC, Jack Kirby took the reins of Jimmy Olsen and in those pages revived the Newsboy Legion, the sons of  the original team. He added Flippa-Dippa, a black kid with a yen for scuba diving gear. These five and Jimmy teamed up to ride the Whiz Wagon into the depths of The Project and discover more secrets than you can shake a stick at. It was a grand adventure and a furious romp.

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  1. Note that this was one of the few times that Jack's Olsen face wasn't redrawn by Murphy Anderson. However, it also demonstrates why it usually was.

    1. I think his Jimmy usually looked okay, while I will confess I see why DC was concerned about most of the Superman faces. It's Gabby who is interesting as he rather looks like a youthful Tricky Dick Nixon most of the time.

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