Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Stories from the Bible, 1966

(Continued from 1965)

The series was MISSING for 5 months from January-May 1966.  When it returned, it started over at The Beginning... AGAIN!  It looks like the books of Genesis and Exodus must have been the most popular. So far, this was the 5th time these stories had been told in the BOYS' LIFE series.

It seems very apparent to me (and fellow comics fan Steve Thompson) that the series has switched artists during the hiatus. I half-suspected it might be Gray Morrow, but neither of us have been able to positively identify who the new artist here is. Anyone have any ideas?

Story by Al Stenzel  /  Art by ??
BOYS' LIFE  /  June 1966
BOYS' LIFE  / July 1966
BOYS' LIFE  /  August 1966
Story by Al Stenzel  /  art by GRAY MORROW  (??) 
BOYS' LIFE  /  September 1966
Story by Al Stenzel  /  art by ??
BOYS' LIFE  /  October 1966
BOYS' LIFE  /  November 1966
BOYS' LIFE  /  December 1966
By the way, I just ran across a discussion on the "Scouter"  message board-- from January 2006-- over whether Stories From The Bible are a proper feature for BOYS' LIFE magazine or not.  Check it out...

Funny enough, just as the BOYS' LIFE Bible series was starting over again "from the beginning", in September 1966 20th Century Fox released Dino DeLaurentis' big-budget all-star epic spectacular film, THE BIBLE ...IN THE BEGINNING, directed by John Huston (who also acted as narrator, the voice of GOD, and, appeared onscreen as Noah !
(Continued in 1967)

Copyright (C) BOY'S LIFE Magazine
THE BIBLE ...In The Beginning poster from site
Restorations by Henry Kujawa

Read the Bob LeRose page at Wikipedia 
Read about the history of Johnstone & Cushing at the Hogan's Alley site

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