Saturday, April 27, 2013

Bible Stories, 1980

(Continued from 1979)

The latest version of the story of "Moses" (the 6th time the BOYS' LIFE series had covered the material) concludes at the start of 1980, then, as usual, continues headlong into the story of "Joshua".

One thing which some may consider blasphemy for me to ask is, I sometimes wonder why every invading, conquering horde in history are considered evil barbarians... EXCEPT, the Israelites, when they storm across The Jordan, destroy the city of Jericho and kill almost everyone in it, then continue on to conquer the entire surroundng country and occupy it? POV?

This year saw some stories that had not been covered by the series before, including "Hannah" (Samuel's mother), and "The Ark" being captured by The Philistines.

Meanwhile, I've only been able to detect 3 Frank Bolle signatures among the 12 months (January, July & December)-- and I had trouble finding those.  Did someone tell him to stop including his signature, and he decided to get sneaky about it?

When I posted these, I was wondering who was writing these, since Al Stenzel had passed away.  However, since then I noticed that pretty much the entire Frank Bolle run on the series (20 years!) was reusing text verbatim from the previous versions of the same stories.

Story by (??)  /  Art by FRANK BOLLE
BOYS' LIFE  /  January 1980
BOYS' LIFE  /  February 1980
BOYS' LIFE  /  March 1980
BOYS' LIFE  /  April 1980
BOYS' LIFE  /  May 1980
I know this is bound to offend somebody, but here's a song from one of my favorite movies that seems to perfectly fit the above scene.

BOYS' LIFE  /  June 1980
BOYS' LIFE  /  July 1980
BOYS' LIFE  /  August 1980
BOYS' LIFE  /  September 1980
BOYS' LIFE  /  October 1980
BOYS' LIFE  /  November 1980
BOYS' LIFE  /  December 1980
(Continued in 1981)

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Restorations by Henry Kujawa

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See a collection of Frank Bolle's TIM HOLT covers at this very blog! 

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