Silver Streak Comics cover, by Bernie Klein

Bernard Klein was a Golden Age comic book artist, whose career was very short due to his too early death during World War II. Klein came from Trenton, New Jersey. He started out working on the loading dock at the Trenton Times newspaper, a paper to which he also occasionally sold sports cartoons. After a meeting with Jerry Robinson, who was also from Trenton, Klein headed for New York to work in the comic book industry. He got a job at MLJ, and drew for books like 'Doctor Fate', 'Green Arrow' (DC), 'Dan Dearborn', 'The Saint', 'Thirteen', (Lev Gleason), 'The Sniper' and 'The Unknown' (Quality). Around 1943, Klein was drafted and served as a combat photographer in North Africa. His campaign headed for Italy, where Klein was shot by the Germans shortly after the landing in Anzio, around January 1944.

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