Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Obscure Shuster: Ace

Just before Joe Shuster did a love story and a filler in the same issue for Standard in 1950 he did a love story for Ace: "Romance on the Range" in Western Love Trails 7, November 1949. The title lasted only from #7 to #9. I'm only just getting into Ace's comics, with the romance titles on the back burner, so I don't know if he did any more for them. The inks are different from the Standard story and filler's, but one way or the other this story's inks don't look at all to me like early Superman work, i.e. Shuster himself.


  1. Nice Catch, if the inker isn't one of Shuster's usual post-studio folks, then it probably is someone from Ace. I confess to not doing much Ace looking. It is interesting seeing Shuster with different inking.

  2. Thank you, sir! May I have another?

  3. I tried to have another piece ready to go for this month, and do have the list part, but as I'm writing the intro, I find myself going all over the Internet for sources and revising like a fiend. Soon!