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McLaughlin, Jim - BAFFLING MYSTERIES #13 Cover
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SOLD ON:  Monday, 04/12/2021 8:33 PM
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COMMENTS: Jim McLaughlin pencils; cover; 1953; image size 11.5" x 16.25"
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Jim McLaughlin pencils; cover; 1953; image size 11.5" x 16.25"

Jim McLaughlin was one of the many unsung talents that labored away on comic books to little fanfare during his career, but as can be seen on this striking cover to Baffling Mysteries #13 (with inks by an unknown artist, possibly McLaughlin himself), McLaughlin was a gifted professional, with a sure hand and great eye for design and framing. Comic art from the Golden Age is difficult to come by, and fans of pre-code horror books love to acquire these campy, spooky rarities. It is satisfying that the workaday artists from the Golden Age are being rediscovered and given their due respect through the comic art collecting hobby. Pen and ink. Art is in excellent condition.

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Artist Information

Jim McLaughlin was an American comic book artists, mainly active in the 1950s. He produced most of his art for Ace Periodicals, and was on the company's staff in the early 1950s. He illustrated many horror, romance and western stories. He was present in Dell's Gunsmoke, Marvel's Strange Tales and in St. John's Strange Terrors.