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I'm trying to figure out what story pages indicated as 3 and 4 go to. I don't have the actual comic so if someone does, please confirm which story and the page number within that story. Thanks for any help! Tom
Tom, It says page 18 on the art. This and the other two pages from issue #3 all feature the Kirby newspaper strip character "Inky." I've seen the strip samples in one of GT's reprint books, and as I recall they look like Kirby's work. The three pages here look like some reconfigured patchwork. Being that it's issue #3, and not the lead story in that issue makes it likely it's shop work.
Looking into this a bit more, and the picture is coming together.
Some of the art on these pages is taken straight from the newspaper strip samples done in 1947.
On the other page I posted there is writing from Mike Thibodeaux on the back stating that it was a strip done in 1947. If this is the case, inkers from the 50s matter less since the guts of it was created in 1947. Here is a link to the other page: http://www.whatifkirby.com/gallery/comic-art-listings/love-issue-3-page-3.
My confusion is that the other page indicates page 3 in ink and the pencil page 9. This one page 18 however according to comics.org, this is the first story in the book and this story is only 9 pages so this being page 18 doesn't make sense...
The original strips were numbered 1-36. All of them can be found in Buried Treasure #2.
This page is comprised of all 8 panels from strips 34 and 35. The only alterations are the large caption in panel one, panels 3,4,5, and 8 have been trimmed, and in panel 4 Inky has been cut out, and moved closer to Mr. Hill.