Monday, January 2, 2012

A Jack Keller HOT ROD classic!

Albie's note:  I like to fit scripture into my blogs any ol' way I can, but what can ya do when the blog in question is a scan of a groovy Charlton "Hot Rod" comic from the 1960s drawn by the great Jack Keller?

Oh wait, I think I found a strangely appropriate verse!

"The chariots shall rage in the streets, they shall justle one against another in the broad ways: they shall seem like torches, they shall run like the lightnings." -- Nahum 2:4 :)

Charlton car comics weren't just fun to look at, they were always cautionary morality plays, too.  Keller had 3 pretty interchangable heroes in these comics [Scot Jackson, Rick Roberts and today's star Clint Curtis] who took time during various high speed adventures to instruct readers about fair play, auto safety and personal responsibility.   In today's selection, our erstwhile heroes [Curtis and some good clean-cut Americans from the Road Knights car club] dispense a most valuable four-color lesson:  Taking what belongs to others is not only wrong, it could very well land you in "Jailsville," man!

So... without further ado, here are
CLINT CURTIS AND THE ROAD KNIGHTS
 in "STOP THIEF!"
from HOT RODS AND RACING CARS #82
[Charlton, 1966]

















Another scripture comes to mind at the end of our tale:

"Let him that stole steal no more!" -- Ephesians 4:28a

PEACE.

2 comments:

Oscar said...

I've never read one of these comics.

Albie The Good said...

Actually I never read them as a kid, either... though I remember them being around. I was a huge fan of Keller's though, through his Marvel western comics [KID COLT mainly.] Mykal, the comics blogger extraordinaire, got me started on his "gasoline-and-testosterone" efforts and I love them now!

[A big bonus is that they are very cheap to collect.]

Thanks for commenting, Oscar :)