Saturday, March 31, 2012

FOXHOLE "50th Man"

From post-World War II, we return to the days of the Roman Empire...
...when bread and circuses (and gladiators) kept the population enthralled, as in this tale from FoxHole #6 (1955)!
You may note the final panel is a repeat of the figure from the page 1 splash and the caption lettering is different from the rest of the story.
While the tale, illustrated by Bill Draut, was produced before the Comics Code came into being, it was published after the Code began censoring comics.
It's rumored that the original final panel was a medium shot of Gratus/Geta with a sword thru his throat and his eyes rolled up.
But, unless the original art surfaces somewhere, we'll never know...
Until next time...
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