I've only read a few of the early issues of Captain Savage and His Leatherneck Raiders and was not particularly impressed. I thought Gary Friedrich's stories were pretty derivative and the art team of Dick Ayers and Syd Shores left a lot to be desired. This was a time when artwork was exploding off the page, and these stories were incredibly flat. So, having been less than thrilled by what I'd seen of the series - I never bothered keeping and eye out for later issues. That was potentially a big mistake. I recently learned that the creative teams shifted slightly over the 19 issues. Towards the end, Arnold Drake wrote a few scripts and Don Heck pencilled a few issues. John Severin also came aboard as inker and cover artist. Now, I'm a big Heck fan and for the life of me, I cannot recall a time when I saw him inked by John Severin. That combination really intrigues me so I really want to track down this book. The next issue also features the Heck/Severin team, but Gary Friendrich is back as scripter. From Doom Patrol to Little Lulu, Arnold Drake never fails to entertain - so this is the one that I want.
Groovin' Back In the Summertime: July 1971
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