Air Fighters by Al Bare
Air Fighters

Alphonse Bare worked as a comic book artist in the 1940s, drawing through studios by Binder and Gibson. He drew for Fawcett's 'Bulletman', 'Captain Midnight' and 'Golden Arrow', and also did funny animal and cartoon festures. For Street & Smith, he drew 'Blackstone', 'Doc Savage', 'Red Dragon' and 'The Shadow'.

He worked on war stories for Hillman Periodicals and Magazine Enterprises. He drew for 'Boy Champions' by Spark Publications. In late 1940s and early 1950s he was mainly doing romance stories for Fawcett, Harvey and Lev Gleason. Between 1947 and 1949 he did a syndicated feature called 'Top Hat'. In the 1960s he was a ghost artist on J.P. McEvoy and John Striebel's 'Dixie Dugan' for the McNaught Syndicate.

Dixie Dugan by Al Bare
Dixie Dugan (5/12/1965)

Last updated: 2009-09-11

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