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Original Art Stories: Boy's Ranch #6

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Just a short entry tonight as it's almost time for sleep for me.

The cover you're looking at above is the original production cover for the Joe Simon/Jack Kirby comic Boys' Ranch #6. What makes this interesting is that this version comes with two different logos - the standard Harvey Comics logo, as most people know, and beneath that the Penrod Boy's Wear logo.

This is what the comic looks like as it was published. Below is the cover free of the Harvey logos.

So what gives here? Easy answer really. There's two covers to the same comic because it was published, twice, at the same time. The Harvey version is the regular news-stand version, the Penrod version was a give-away, or premium, comic. The other difference was that the Harvey version had a Joe Simon/Jack Kirby pin-up as the centrefold, the Penrod version had an ad for Penrod shoes. Exciting stuff that. So what I've managed to buy is the original production cover, with the Harvey logo overlay, for both covers…

Paul Newman: 1925 - 2008

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Paul Newman, the Academy-Award winning superstar who personified cool as an activist, race car driver, popcorn impresario and the anti-hero of such films as "Hud," "Cool Hand Luke" and "The Color of Money," has died. He was 83.

Newman died Friday after a long battle with cancer at his farmhouse near Westport, publicist Jeff Sanderson said. He was surrounded by his family and close friends.

In May, Newman he had dropped plans to direct a fall production of "Of Mice and Men," citing unspecified health issues.

He got his start in theater and on television during the 1950s, and went on to become one of the world's most enduring and popular film stars, a legend held in awe by his peers. He was nominated for Oscars 10 times, winning one regular award and two honorary ones, and had major roles in more than 50 motion pictures, including "Exodus," "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "The Verdict," "The Sting" an…

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