Monday, October 14, 2013

Dick Moores - 1949 Four Color

This story from Four Color, January 1949; is the work of comic strip legend, Dick Moores. Moores' beautiful rendering first caught the attention of Chester Gould in the mid 1930s. Moores did backgrounds and lettered Gould's iconic Dick Tracy strip between 1932 and 1936. During the 1940s and 50s, Moores inked Fred Gottfredson's Micky Mouse strip as well drawing other Disney characters (including Brer Rabbit, showcased here in a full-length comic book story).

Moores is best remembered, however, for drawing Gasoline Alley, taking over the helm from creator, Frank King, in 1959 and continuing until his death in 1986.

Moores also is responsible for this cool inside cover. 


  1. Thanks for posting, Mykal. These Dell Disney comics look really good.

  2. Dick Moores, lest we forget, did some very distinctive work for the Dell MICKEY MOUSE comic books, reaching his absolute height in the magnificent effort “The Wonderful Whizzix” – originally in 1952's Dell FOUR COLOR # 427, and reprinted in Gold Key’s MICKEY MOUSE # 100, and Gladstone’s MICKEY MOUSE COMICS DIGEST # 5.

    This is a story that everyone who reads you Blog, should see someday!

  3. Joe: Thanks for the tip. I'll check that story out.

    1. You should run it sometime. In my opinion, it is the single best thing Moores ever did in comic BOOKS – and perhaps one of his best overall efforts ever!

      And that's saying something!

  4. Joe: Boy, that is saying something! Since the best work Moores does must be considered in the same league as the best comic book art done.


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