Saturday, January 9, 2010

Frank Thorne's "A Bullett for my Brother"

You could always tell when Frank Thorne enjoyed the subject matter of a story he was illustrating, since he was so devoted to accurately reflect the costumes, architecture, and props of a specific time period. Such was the case with the frontier adventures of a DC title that was a favorite of mine, Tomahawk, and its later incarnation, Son of Tomahawk. With so many distinct characters, the writers developed a series of back up stories, such as this one featured from Tomahawk #130, to help introduce the different freedom fighters that stood by Tomahawk in his quest for justice. It even looks like Thorne included a Richard Nixon cameo on the second page in this tale of that dapper Parisian gentleman called "Frenchie" as shown in this episode entitled...

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