The The Comics of Fletcher Hanks wiki last edited by kfhrfdu_89_76k on 09/08/13 05:05AM View full history

Welcome to the bizarre world of Fletcher Hanks, Super Wizard of the inkwell. Fletcher Hanks worked for only a few years in the earliest days of the comic book industry (1939-1941). Because he worked in a gutter medium for second-rate publishers on third-rate characters his work has been largely forgotten.

But among aficionados he is legendary. Hanks drew in a variety of genres depicting science-fiction saviors, white women of the jungle, and he-man loggers.

Cartoonist Paul Karasik (co-adapter of Paul Auster's City of Glass and co-author of The Ride Together, a Memoir of Autism in the Family) has spent years tracking down these obscure and hard to find stories buried in the back of long-forgotten comic book titles. Karasik has also uncovered a dark secret: why Hanks disappeared from the comics scene.

This book collects 15 of his best stories in one volume followed by an afterword (in a comic form) Which solves the mystery of Fletcher Hanks, the mysterious cartoonist who created a hailstorm of tales of brutal retribution... and then mysteriously vanished.

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