Space Legion, by Vern Henkel (Crack Comics #14, July 1941)
Space Legion (Crack Comics #14, July 1941)

Vernon Henkel attended the Washington School of Art and the Art Students League. He was active in the comic book field from the late 1930s. He created, wrote and drew features like 'Abdul the Arab', 'Captain Fortune', 'Comet Kelly', 'Chic Carter', 'Gallant Knight' and 'Wings Wendell' for Quality Comics. He also did art on National/DC's 'Crusades', 'Keen Teens' for Magazine Enterprises and various features for Harvey Comics.

Hack O'Hare, by Vern Henkel
Hack O'Hare

From the second half of the 1940s throughout the first half of the 1950s, he did crime features for Lev Gleason (Crime Does Not Pay), but mainly crime, war and sports titles for Marvel. He did gag cartoons for magazines and headed his own studio for educational film strips and industrial slides with his partner Hal Lockwood in the mid-1950s. Since the 1960s, he has been mainly active in advertising. He passed away in 2009. 

Abdul the Arab, by Vern Henkel
Abdul the Arab

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