Hot Rod and Speedway Comics 4, 1953

Hot Rod and Speedway Comics 4, 1953

The cover is signed "Mort Lawrence" but he's an artist I'm not familiar with. I love the bold colors, dramatic perspective and sheer wheel-flying action of this cover - what a thrilling fiery crash! These early hot-rod comics are really cool, and this cover is one of the best. And it seems pretty rare too - I've never seen another copy and none of my friends are familiar with it either. Like most Hillman comics, the stories inside are surprisingly well-written.