Following Count Nargyle’s dramatic disappearance is an equally astonishing entrance.
The October 23 episode is a beauty—its two oversized panels showcase some wonderful artwork. The colors are rather unique too—the burgundy in the first frame and the ghostly, almost psychedelic trees looming in the background of the last seem to come from a different palette.
Meanwhile, with his options limited, Count Nargyle makes important concessions to the beggars of the forest.
The reunion between Kevin and Brett inspired Kreigh Collins to employ a favorite pose—a boy playing leapfrog.
It first appeared in an episode of BIBLE STORIES COMICS (far right, c. 1944) and then twice in KEVIN THE BOLD (October 30, 1955 and December 15 1963). Collins used it a final time in his last NEA feature, UP ANCHOR!, where it popped up in a “Water Lore” topper from 1968.
Next week, the story of Brett meting the beggars of the forest continues, and another lovely lass is introduced.
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