Today we begin our new Comic Book Series at Beware of the Blog with a jazzy little five page yarn ripped from the pages of Black Cat Mystery issue number 46, cover dated October 1953. We'll meet Sam Webb, the owner of radio station WOW, a hard-working but unpopular on-air personality, and join him for one of his last broadcasts.
This tender tale was written and drawn by the prolific and unusual Bob Powell (1917 - 67), born Stanley Pulowski, who learned the ropes of the comic book business in the 1940s at the famous Will Eisner studio, over in Tudor City, NY. His work during the period this story comes from was often inked by Howard Nostrand and I suspect that this piece was finished by Nostrand. So settle back in your radio chair and enjoy this slice of broadcasting history - right after the jump.
Magazine cover by Lee Elias.