Friday, September 17, 2010

1966—The Year That Was

I've made the comment earlier that 1966 was the year that was, for collecting the pictorial arts. First hand new stuff by so many great artists, and great artist old stuff for just a few bucks.

And then, delivered right to your door, for the cost of a cheap newspaper subscription—was Kelly, Foster, Caniff, Capp, Hamlin, etc, etc. and Kubert. Yes, Kubert's Tales of the Green Beret, written by Robin Moore, was adventure right out of the newscasts with art that (I thought) even out-Caniffed Milton Caniff.

The strip had mixed reactions, due to the political climate, and was fairly short-lived—but was great to collect. Ah, the year that was.

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