Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Space Conquerors, 1959

(Continued from 1958)

Story by AL STENZEL  /  Art by LOU FINE
BOYS' LIFE  /  January 1959

BOYS' LIFE  /  February 1959
BOYS' LIFE  /  March 1959
BOYS' LIFE  /  April 1959
BOYS' LIFE  /  July 1959
BOYS' LIFE  /  August 1959
BOYS' LIFE  /  September 1959
BOYS' LIFE  /  October 1959
BOYS' LIFE  /  November 1959
BOYS' LIFE  /  December 1959

(Continued in 1960)

Copyright (C) BOYS' LIFE Magazine
Restorations by Henry Kujawa

For more fun & info:
Sleestak's blog post about SPACE CONQUERORS!
Smurfswacker's blog post about SPACE CONQUERORS!
Planettom's blog post about SPACE CONQUERORS!
Read the Bob LeRose page at Wikipedia 
Read about the history of Johnstone & Cushing at the Hogan's Alley site
Read the Lou Fine page at Wikipedia


  1. Great to see these old strips! 1959 was before my Boy's Life subscription began. I believe all the art on these strips is by George Evans, rather than Lou Fine. However on September and November somebody else seems to have been involved.

  2. Check out December 1958. That reminds me a lot of early Gil Kane (and I have no knowledge of his ever working for Johnstone & Cushing). Several people have said they can't recognize anything of Lou Fine's work in these, and I suspect it's because he's watered down his style to a "generic J&C" house-style. It's difficult to know how many people worked for them, or may have worked on this.

    The thing is, somehow, George Evans (and later, Alden McWilliams) did manage to maintain their individual styles, despite working for J&C. I have a strong suspicion that the "Chip Martin College Reporter" ads for Bell Telephone may be Neal Adams' work. The "Fun With Science" page I posted from Aug 1962 certainly looks like Adams' work to me. But how can one be sure, if you have a whole stable of artists trying to draw the same?

    Anyone who can add or verify info, the help would be appreciated.

  3. Smurfswacker was pointing out awhile back how Dik Browne (of HI AND LOIS) did some BOYS' LIFE work, and THE TRACY TWINS and PEE WEE HERMAN have this sort of HI AND LOIS look.

    Imagine if we had a month or two of Dik Browne's SPACE CONQUERORS!