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Schomburg bondage cover; 1st app. Blue Blaze, Dynamic Man; rare!
great eye appeal
Schomburg bondage cover; 1st app. Blue Blaze, Dynamic Man; rare!The early Alex Schomburg cover on Mystic Comics #1 hints at the artist's future greatness, which is not to say that this book doesn't have a remarkable cover, the weird group of thugs attacking the Blue Blaze certainly bear the hallmarks of Schomburg's memorable style.
Mystic Comics was an anthology of the kind that dominated spinner racks of the 1940s, all sorts of thrills were in store for the reader, from superhero action to western adventure, and Mystic was one of the best in the business, the comic would eventually spawn the Destroyer, who would become the title's cover star for a time, but this first issue is a real treat for Golden Age collectors.
Known for his dizzying, bustling war covers, bondage covers and airbrush Sci-Fi covers! Truly one of the most highly collected artists of the Golden Age. Alex Schomburg was born on May 10, 1905, in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, Schomburg freelanced primarily for Timely Comics, the 1940s forerunner of Marvel, displaying his talent for action tableaux in covers featuring Captain America, the Sub-Mariner, the Human Torch, and other superheroes. He also provided covers for Pines Publications, for titles including Exciting Comics and America's Best Comics, featuring such superheroes as the Black Terror and the Fighting Yank, as well as for Harvey Comics.
Stan Lee said the following about Schomburg "I've always felt that Alex Schomburg was to comic books what Norman Rockwell was to The Saturday Evening Post. He was totally unique, with an amazing distinctive style. You could never mistake a Schomburg cover for any other artist's. ... I remember hearing Timely Comics publisher Martin Goodman tell me time and again how great a cover illustrator Alex was, and how he wished we had more like him. Despite the quantity of work we gave him, despite the care and effort that went into every Schomburg cover, I cannot remember Alex ever being late with any illustration."