One day at work, about a dozen years ago, I was asked if I could reprint a comic book cover (I worked in the art department, so we had the color printers). My co-worker collected comic books and he had bought one whose cover was missing. I mentioned how my grandfather had illustrated comics and the conversation led to where I could find used comics for sale. A week later, I was the proud owner of 105 “Kevin the Bold” half pages, 1955-56 complete, a great start to my collection. Unfortunately, they were from the Florida Times Union, a paper with poor-quality printing. Nonetheless, I was on my way. “Only” 838 more to go before I had the entire run.
Above, a half-page from January 16, 1955.