Acing the Test

After arriving in England, the action slows to allow for a very sweet episode celebrating the Christmas holiday.

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Kevin was able to graciously accept Jerry the stable boy’s offer and simultaneously repay the the lad for his kindness. And from there, it’s back to the important business at hand, making a man of Prince Rupert. Per Collins’ style, as Rupert learns fighting basics from Kevin, the reader is educated as well.

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Readers in Argentina learned, too.

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Moments after parting with Kevin, Rupert is faced with a dilemma: fight or flight.

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Kevin’s tutelage has begun to pay off, but as usual, danger looms on the horizon.

Before Kevin, there was Mitzi

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Set in the quirky small-town world of Freedom, Michigan, “Mitzi McCoy” ran from 1948 to 1950 and appeared in Sunday comics sections across the United States. Its wide variety of storylines included con artists, pin-up girls, counterfeiters and shakedowns.

Scripted by the artist, “Mitzi McCoy” showcased Kreigh Collins’ skill as an illustrator. His landscapes, GGA and thrilling action sequences were filled with detail. The strip was not tied down to one character or setting — each of its main characters was capable of taking the lead at any time.

“The Lost Art of Kreigh Collins, Vol. 1: The Complete Mitzi McCoy” features a wonderful introductory essay by Eisner Award-winner Frank M. Young and every episode of Collins’ debut NEA comic strip. It is available here.

For more information on the career of Kreigh Collins, visit his page on Facebook.

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