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    Leonard Brandt Cole - 'L.B.'
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Before entering the comics industry, LB Cole worked as art director in the lithography industry. His comic books career started in the early 1940's and his early work used basic, flat colors. He was known to refer the product of this as "poster color covers."

Over the course of his career Cole drew just about every genre available in the industry. An avid science fiction fan Cole was known for slipping in science fiction elements even when they weren't appropriate. Cited examples are rocket ships and ray guns appearing on the covers of Captain Flight and Contact Comics. Both titles were supposed to be devoted to contemporary aviation.

Date of Birth: August 28, 1918
Date of death: December 5, 1995

  • 1999 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Winner - Hall of Fame: (Judges' choice)

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Cover Artist:
4 Most Boys Comics (1949)
All-Famous Crime (1951)
All-Famous Crime (1952)
Baseball Thrills 3-D (1990)
Bingo Comics (1945)
Blue Bolt (1949)
Blue Bolt Weird Tales of Terror (1951)
Captain Aero (1941)
Captain Flight (1944)
Cat-Man Comics (1941)
Classics Illustrated (1947)
Comic Book Marketplace (1991)
Contact Comics (1944)
Crime-Fighting Detective (1950)
Criminals on the Run (1949)
Dick Tracy Adventures [II] (1991)
Dracula (1962)
Dread of Night (1991)
Eagle Comics (1945)
Frisky Animals (1951)
Ghostly Weird Stories (1953)
Haunted Horror (2012)
Indian Warriors (1951)
Intimate Secrets of Romance (1953)
Jungle Thrills (1952)
The Killers (1947)
Manhunt (1947)
Mask Comics (1945)
The Official Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide (1970)
The Outlaws (1952)
Patches (1945)
Popular Teen-Agers (1950)
School-Day Romances (1949)
Shock Detective Cases (1952)
Shocking Mystery Cases (1952)
Spook (1953)
Startling Terror Tales (1952)
Startling Terror Tales (1953)
Suspense Comics (1943)
Tales From the Tomb (1962)
Target Western Romances (1949)
Terrifying Tales (1953)
Terrors of the Jungle (1952)
Terrors of the Jungle (1953)
Thrilling Crime Cases (1950)
Top Love Stories (1951)
Unsane! (1954)
Walt Disney's Comics and Stories (1940)
Western Crime Cases (1951)
White Rider And Super Horse (1950)

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