We've talked previously at BOTB about the proprietors of True Comics here, and Picture News was helmed by editors Leigh Danenberg and Emile Gauvreau with art editor John A. Lehti assisted by Henry Cordes. More information about them seems to be hard to come by, but I did publish another piece from this comic book series here, and we'll be seeing more from that same unknown artist in todays section.
We'll lead off with Ludwig Van Beethoven and then join Picture News for stories about Benny Goodman and Captain Robert Crawford (who he?). All of this knowledge and color pictures too - right after the jump!
Above right we see the detailed indicia for this issue, with the 'Junior Advisory Editors', including "Janet Cantor, Eddie's daughter".
Now let's move on to Picture News # 3, from March 1946 (with a Sinatra cover) :
And last up today, a short feature about a mostly forgotten songsmith from the fourth issue of Picture News, also cover-dated March 1946.
That's all for this installment. Thanks again to the Digital Comics Museum and their many contributors for these bits of four-color history.
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