Tuesday, January 10, 2017

No, This is Not a Photo of Me

Fun vintage photo, right? Let's do a little detective work to pinpoint its date of origin.

Do you see Matt Slade second from the top of that row of the comics spinner rack facing the camera? Matt Slade, Gunfighter was an Atlas Comics series that lasted for exactly four issues in 1956. Exactly two of those four issues featured light-colored backgrounds, and exactly one of those two had its Comics Code Authority seal covering up a portion of the top two prongs of the E in the logo's "Slade." Voila! That means the photo features Matt Slade, Gunfighter #1 with a cover date of May 1956.


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