The copies here are from resized
reprints so, sadly, far below par.
Jesus Blasco made the Steel Claw
my favourite character when I was a
kid. I couldn't understand how he
drew the way he did, just that it all
seemed so real.
An interesting side note-- the four tier
layout of the pages was to allow the
art to be cut, hinged and folded
along the horizontal gutters ( I have
never seen a title page so I don't
know how that was cut.) I was once
told that the pages were treated in
this way to avoid some sort of import
duty when Jesus Blasco, living in
Spain, sent the art to the UK-- But if
anyone knows for sure I'd be
interested to hear.