Tuesday, April 26, 2011

N.C. Wyeth Action

I don't see early Action Comics non-Superman covers very often. I ran across this image of #8 for sale on the internet and of course instantly recognized where the pose was swiped from. The cover for Action Comics #8, dated January 1939, is by Fred Gaurdineer.

Below that is N.C. Wyeth's The Fight at Glen Falls, from his 1919 edition of Last of the Mohicans. Maybe everybody knew this. I just stumbled across it last night.


M. D. Jackson said...

I'm gessing that Fred didn't have time to read the book before deadline.

Pierre D said...

Well seen !
I just went accross that post of advertising art by Wyeth ; if you look at the Lucky Strike ad from 1932, there is also a striking resemblance with this one.
It's not as obvious as the example you found, but still, it may be added to the case I think.

Thanks for the Blog, it's awesome !