SAM HILL Private Eye #3, Harry Lucey, MLJ, 1950, Hard Boiled True Crime Comic Book, Archie Comics, Close Up Comics, Private Eye, Pulp Noir

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Sam Hill Private Eye #3 (1950)
Publisher: MLJ Archie Comics Group Close-Up

One of those 1950's Hard Boiled Private Eye True Crime Comic Books by Harry Lucey (November 13 1913 – August 28 1984) comic artist best known for his work in MLJ and Archie Comics. He was the primary artist on Archie the company's flagship title from the late '50s through the mid-'70s.

Lucey worked on both adventure and humor titles for MLJ including acting as the regular artist on The Hangman before being drafted into the United States Army. After being discharged he spent several years working in advertising. In 1949 he re-joined MLJ which by that time had changed its name to Archie Comics. Though he continued to draw action and romance comics for the company including the hard-boiled mystery Sam Hill Private Eye his primary work was on their popular teen humor titles. During the '60s and early '70s Lucey drew most of the stories in the Archie title as well as drawing stories for many of the other titles.

▲ VERY GOOD+++ CONDITION with the usual surface wear & slight rubbing to covers from book being handled read and stored.

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