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Mikechomko Mikechomko 7 March

Did Charles J. Ravel Actually Create Covers for THE SHADOW

According to user shoofly, Street & Smith art director Charles J. Ravel created the cover art for SHADOW MYSTERY #312 to #316. The dates of these issues begin with February/March 1947 and run through October/November 1947. I attempted to contact user shoofly to learn where he or she found the information about the cover artist. Unfortunately, I have yet to receive a response.

If one looks at the covers to SHADOW MYSTERY #317 to #320, dated December 1947/January 1948 through June/July 1948, the five covers that shoofly has attributed to Charles Ravel are very similar in style to these four covers. The cover art for SHADOW MYSTERY #317 to #320 has been attributed to artist Walter Swenson. The artist's signature is noticeable on three of the f…

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