Smith-Mann Syndicate V: Mark Hunt

Our next page of the Pittsburgh Courier features Mark Hunt, another adventure strip. The strip’s continuity was told in the first person by our hero, and so the only credit it ever carried was to Mark Hunt himself. However, in the E&P syndicate directory credit was given to a Michael Tam, and comics historian Paul Leiffer tells me that the strip was actually don by Edd Ashe. Oh, what a tangled web we weave…

The strip did not start with the new section but shortly thereafter it was added, sometime in 1950. Mark Hunt outlived the color section, demoted to black and white, and ran until October 22, 1955.

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