Hello everyone, hope all is well. Over the weekend, artist supreme, Russ Heath passed away at the age of 91. He drew for DC the famous "Last Bounty Hunter" story for Jonah Hex, a tremendous tale that everone should read. He also drew for Playboy magazine, "Little Annie Fanny."
But he will most be remembered for his run on "The Haunted Tank," (from G.I. Combat) one of DC's "Big 5" war books. In the comic, tank commander, Jeb Stuart, talks to his ancestor, the Southern cavalry general, Jeb Stuart. He gets advice from his long lost relative to get him and his crew out of scrapes. But no one else can see the rebel leader, sooooo, but you get it. And the art from Heath was something to behold.
I will in a future blog relate to you a very sincere act of kindness from Russ, but for now, all I can say is that the "Haunted Tank" now has two ghosts residing within, both the ancient rebel officer and a fine artist and gentleman...named Russ Heath!
Take care and adopt a (Russ Heath)comic book today!