Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Saturday, August 18, 2018

MR. APOLLO --- A GERALD SWAN RIP-OFF

British publisher Gerald Swan made his bones producing thin, cheap novels, fiction magazines, and comic books in the early mid-Twentieth Century.  A number of Swan publications have become collector's items, not necessarily because of the quality of the stories, but because of their scarcity due their flimsy construction.

In the compilation below, Swan cheerfully ripped off a well-known American comic book superhero, calling him Mr. Apollo.

The two stories below, evidently from the mid-Fifties, take Mr. Apollo and his alter ego, school teacher Jerry Gunn, to a fancy dress ball targeted by thieves, then to a giant boy who accidentally destroys his school.  The stories are "Mr. Apollo and the 'Acrobat'" and "Mr. Apollo and the Atomic Pills."

Enjoy.


http://comicbookplus.com/?dlid=70711

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