Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Today in Comics History, August 2: Happy birthday, Sid Check!

Born on this day in 1930: Sid Check, comic book artist (Crime SuspenStories, The Haunt of Fear, The Vault of Horror, Weird Science, Classics Illustrated, Journey into Unknown Worlds and more)

Check is captured by radio, stage, screen and comic book star Judy Canova, along with a passel of other comic book folks! That's Martin Thall (Captain Video, Adventures into Weird Worlds), in the foreground there, and in the cage from L-R: Sid Check, Wally Wood (Weird Science, THUNDER Agents, MAD), Victor Fox (publisher of Fox Feature Syndicate/Fox Comics), and Joe Orlando (MAD and Classics Illustrated back then, just about everything for DC later on)!

cover of Judy Canova #3 (Fox, September 1950), pencils by Joe Orlando, inks by Wally Wood

Happy birthday, Sid!

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