The Dell TV tie-in Hogan's Heroes, like Get Smart, has Steve Ditko on a couple of issues, ghosting for inker Sal Trapani. Ditko's style is so distinctive that any young reader at the time could recognize his work. After his issues, though, Trapani's ghosts are more harder to spot—and at some point, who knows? Trapani may even pencil for himself.
Hogan's Heroes 4 (Mar/67), "Operation Flick Flack," comes
after a first issue pencilled by Dick Giordano and then Ditko's two
issues. The place to expect Trapani to find his ghosts is at Charlton,
and the artist I see pencilling here did work there in the later
Sixties, although he's best known for his series work at Marvel in the
The likenesses called for by a TV comic can stifle the artist's
style; every time Colonel Hogan smiles throughout the issue, it's the
same smile, as if only one photo were available of Bob Crane using that
expression. In the panels here, the effort at making Lebeau look like
Robert Clary seem strained (and not fully successful).
For some reason, there's no attempt (or a failed one) at using Richard
Dawson's likeness as Newkirk, and that's where I see distinctive faces
very much in penciller Don Perlin's style.