Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Stories from the Bible, 1965

(Continued from 1964)

The newest chronological retelling of the Biblical stories begun with the March 1963 installment continued with 3 more installments of the story of "Moses"... though these had been done much better back in 1958-59 (6 years earlier).

I don't know what was going on, but the entire April 1965 comics section was printed in ONE color ink on lime green paper.  (That's a really cheap way of doing "2-color" printing and only using 1 color of ink.)  Did the budget run low, or were they experimenting to see how it looked / how it would go over with readers?  Fortunately, it only lasted one month.

Additionally, there were no BIBLE installments for January, June or October.

A real surprise here was the return of "The Parables Of Jesus".  They hadn't done any of these since 1956!  2 of these, "The Good Samaritan" and "The Sower", had been done in the series before, but "The Pharisee And The Publican", "The Unmerciful Creditor", "The House On The Rock" and "The Good And The Bad Seed" were all making their BOYS' LIFE debut here!

Story by Al Stenzel  /  Art by IRVING NOVICK
BOYS' LIFE  /  February 1965
BOYS' LIFE  /  March 1965
BOYS' LIFE  /  April 1965
BOYS' LIFE  /  May 1965
BOYS' LIFE  /  July 1965
BOYS' LIFE  /  August 1965
BOYS' LIFE  /  September 1965
BOYS' LIFE  /  November 1965
BOYS' LIFE  /  December 1965
(Continued in 1966)

Copyright (C) BOY'S LIFE Magazine
Restorations by Henry Kujawa

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

1 comment:

  1. That August 1965 "Right To Choose" page looks like Gray Morrow to me.