Hooray! No Jack Cole Suicide. Although we'll never know why he took his own life, I'm not gonna assume the worst of the guy. We can only imagine what working for Playboy might have done to him. Still, good to have him on board. His artwork may be cartoony and a little bizarre in places, (See his work on Death Patrol for more detail.) but the way Fawcett is going, that could be a good thing. I think he and Steve Ditko could work well together in the company. Maybe have them team up on the new Mr Scarlet?View attachment 479066
In November of 1957 Fawcett comics editor hires hires Plastic man creator for help on some new projects
Cole admitted in his Becks funeral in 89 "I was in a dark place when Beck took me away from Playboy I shudder to think what I would have done had I not been brought back to making heroes over smut"
One thing I should mention, btw. Since Fawcett is picking up writers and artists who would otherwise be down on their luck, would it be possible for them to pick up Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster? They could bring their ''Funnyman'' to Fawcett, and it'd give them the stable employment they so richly deserve.