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The Fabulous Fifties


The Fabulous Fifties blog captures highlights of writer and comic historian Ger Apeldoorn’s personal comic collection.

As Apeldoorn divests himself of the physical copies of late 1940s to early 1960s comic books and strips, he scans the illustrations to share on his popular blog. The result is a look at the history of comic illustration and the individuals behind the artwork. Highlights include the work of Russ Heath, Gene Colan, George Roussos, Harvey Kurtzman, and many others. The site serves as an archive of comic history but also a resource for those wanting to learn more about famous artists and to discover new favourites.


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