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Time for an obituary, I'm afraid. The 'Comics Down Under' site has a nice write-up of Paul Wheelahan (1930-2018), an Australian comic artist from the late 1940s onwards who died just after Christmas. You can see some of his work elsewhere in this thread (the Panther and Raven comics above are both Wheelahan creations, written and drawn), and here are a few more from my collection:

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He also did quite a few covers and filler stories for Australian reprints of Fiction House titles:

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I think @Duffman_Comics probably has some more to add on this subject.

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His line work on the Panther is pretty awesome one more for comicbook heaven :angel:

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Double post: I'm sure the OP won't mind my posting this in his Thread :)

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These aren't GA, but I got them in the same batch as the Archie's so I thought I'd post them.

Pretty risque

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10 hours ago, gadzukes said:

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Well now I know who won that one I bid on! Glad to see it go to a good home.

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8 hours ago, AJD said:

Well now I know who won that one I bid on! Glad to see it go to a good home.

I love these Aussie covers, especially when they use change the images like this one.  This is a great one! I'm really happy I got it.

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21 hours ago, gadzukes said:

These aren't GA, but I got them in the same batch as the Archie's so I thought I'd post them.

Pretty risque

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Are those actual comic books? If so, they must be pretty liberal down under...

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8 hours ago, Robot Man said:

Are those actual comic books? If so, they must be pretty liberal down under...

What do you mean "down under"? :whistle:

Yeah, they're comics.  They're a smaller size.  That second comic is funny, because you look at the cover and think some pretty spicy stuff is going to be inside.  NOPE! Not one inner panel has a woman in it. :roflmao:I guess it's the whole "sex sells" philosophy.

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Australian comic covers are starting to grow on me   :cloud9:

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21 hours ago, 1950's war comics said:

SUPER SWEET cover worth a re-post !!!

Only FH cover with a flamethrower?

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2 minutes ago, Robot Man said:

Only FH cover with a flamethrower?

i don't know about that .... but i love seeing the USMC having a barbecue !!!!!!1

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On 5/19/2019 at 1:31 AM, Robot Man said:

Only FH cover with a flamethrower?

Well it's only partly a FH cover. Yes it's a Fight Comics issue, but by that stage of the Oz run they were mixing up the content between FH and ACG material. That cover has elements from FH books (the aircraft are from Wings covers) but the central figure isn't. I suspect it's an Oz-only cover.

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Yes, Andrew, I think I was the one that outbid you on this Speed Gordon comic.

I have all 5 of the Super Comic series that feature Speed Gordon.

Kevin

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On 5/28/2019 at 12:21 PM, AJD said:

Well it appears that I can't buy a comic of any description at the moment. I put in what I thought was a pretty solid snipe on this one and ended up the underbidder. But I thought I'd include it here anyway.

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Where did this scan come from AJD?

It's not the one that was sold (it has a name and a stamp on the cover) and it ain't the one on GCD either - which means there are at least three out there.

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