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Comic Creator

Jon Small

Bob Jannsen, Jack Ross, James Dell

(? - 1966, UK)  United Kingdom

Jon  Small

Star Spangled Kid, by Jon Small

Jon Small was an artist from the UK, who lived and worked in the USA from the mid-1930s to the mid-1950s. In Britain, he had already done art on 'Lone Ranger' comics during the early 1930s. After doing some magazine art, he worked for a number of US comic book publishers. He was the original artist of 'Bulletman', a character among the first wave of comic book superheroes. Published by Fawcett Publications and written by Bill Parker, the feature made its debut in the first issue of Nickel Comics of May 1940. Afterwards, it appeared in Master Comics and was eventually continued by Jack Binder and his team.

Small also worked on features like 'Bill Barnes, America's Air Ace' and 'Kidnapped' for Street & Smith Comics, 'Great Voodini' for Feature Comics, 'Green Hornet' for Hillman, 'Air Rover' for Spark Publications, stories for True Comics by Parent's Magazine Press. He did a lot of work for National/DC, including 'Star Spangled Kid', 'Superman', 'Crimson Avenger' and adventure titles. During the 1950s, he worked on Dell titles like 'The Chief', 'Tonto' and 'Young Hawk'.

cover by Jon Small

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