Thursday, October 19, 2006

The Brave And The Bold #49

Here's some more simian madness from Julie Schwartz' crazy crew from August-September, 1963. Strange Sports Stories was a series that was tried out in several issues of B&B around this time. You could tell Carmine Infantino had a good time drawing these stories. They tested his unique design capabilities to the extreme. Gorillas playing baseball is a great concept. I'd be much more interested in the sport if giant apes played. The lead off story of this issue, "Gorilla Wonders Of The Diamond", was scripted by the profilic Gardner Fox and drawn by the always great Infantino and Giella team. Murphy Anderson inked Carmine on the cover. This story was reprinted in DC Special #7 in 1970.

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