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Inhaltsangabe: Vintage Cars and Comics from 1968! 64 Pages of Fast & Furious Chills, Spills and Thrills! Story & Art by JACK KELLER, shot from Charlton Comics' Original Silver Prints! SEE Hot Rodders, Dragsters and Dirt Jockeys drive all kinds of classic stockers, indy cars and other racers including makes like the '68 Dodge Charger, '64 Plymouth, the Chevelle, '68 Plymouth 426 Hemi, 427 SOHC Ford Dragster, '68 Javelin, LOLA Ford and much more, at incredible arenas such as the Daytona 500, Indy 500, Firecracker 400, Rex Mays 300 and the highways and byways of America! The legendary Charlton Comics published Hot Rods and Racing Cars for over 20 years from the 1950s to the 1970s and are beloved and collected by gearheads worldwide. The comics in this Collector?s Edition were written and drawn by car buff Jack Keller and give amazing insight into the 20th Century racing world. This collection features art shot from Charlton's master silver prints, the closest thing to the original art, and were used to publish the comics in the first place. Featuring 5 wild tales of Classic Hot Rods and Racing Car Comics! ALWAYS A WINNER! Clint Curtis wanted to prove he was more than just another hot rodder who could only drive fast in a straight line... He wanted to show that he could run the half mile better than that braggart, Curt Quick! But, in his first attempt to take a corner at high speed... UH OH! From Hot Rods and Racing Cars #90 (June 1968) THE PACER It's the final day for qualifying at Indy! Hugh Hightower was determined to make the starting field of 33 cars! After turning in a brilliant first lap at 168.3 mph, he drifted too far out, hurtled in the air and bounced off the concrete! Is his misfortune an opportunity for Clint Curtis? From Hot Rods and Racing Cars #91 (August 1968) TOO GREEN Driving a '68 Dodge Charger, Clint Curtis was out in front at the grueling Daytona 500... It looked like "The Kid" was going to make a big splash in Nascar racing, but as the race wore on, the pressure and tension increased and each second seemed like an eternity! From Hot Rods and Racing Cars #92 (October 1968) STREET DRAGSTER Psychedelic Sid had the fastest dragster on wheels! His big 427 cubic inch SOHC Ford looked like a competition rig but was street legal... though what he did with it was anything but legal! He nearly kills another driver and Clint is taking the rap! From Hot Rods and Racing Cars #93 (December 1968) KILLER CAR They said the Indy Ford was a jinx... a killer! Anyone who dared to drive it would pay with his life! Clint Curtis wouldn't listen. He enters it in the Rex Mays 500 and ends up trying to save his skin and not be another victim of the murderous machine! From Hot Rods and Racing Cars #94 (February 1969) Plus a bonus bio on writer/artist JACK KELLER, the King of the Hot Rod comics who crafted all these classics!
Über den Autor: Jack Keller, King of the Hot Rod Comics Jack Keller was born on June 16, 1922 and grew up in Pennsylvania. The year after graduating from high school, this self-taught artist broke into com- ics, working at the famous Quality Comics Group in 1941 and doing backgrounds for cartoonist Will Eisner's legendary Spirit newspaper comic. By 1950, he was working regularly at Atlas Comics drawing horror, cowboy and crime stories. There he started on one of his most well-known series, Kid Colt, Outlaw, from 1953 through the mid-60s. By 1955, he began work for Charlton Comics, freelancing on such titles as Billy the Kid, Battlefield Action, Cheyenne Kid, Fightin' Air Force, Fightin' Army, Fightin' Marines and Submarine Attack. By 1957, Atlas Comics was virtually dead before it was reborn as Marvel Comics, so Keller began working at a car dealership while still drawing for Charlton. Keller applied his love of automotives to writing and drawing titles for them, comprising Drag 'n' Wheels, Grand Prix, Teenage Hotrodders, Surf 'n' Wheels, World of Wheels and most importantly, Hot Rods and Racing Cars. After ending his association with Marvel in 1967, he also did stories for DC Comics from 1968 to 1971, including Hot Wheels, based on the popular toy cars from Mattel. His artwork is notable for his attention to detail and intense drama, sometimes reminiscent of many of his contemporaries, like Jack Kirby, John Romita and Joe Kubert. After retiring from comics, he still engaged in his love of cars by selling autos at Marshall Chevrolet in Reading, Pennsylvania and as a salesman at Fun Stuff Hobbies and Kiddie Kar Kollectibles. Jack passed away at St. Joe's Hospital in Reading at age 80, on January 2, 2003 and is buried at Forest Hills cemetery in Reiffton, Pennsylvania.
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