One Panel #567: The Guardian Steals the Book

From Newsboy Legion: "The Guardian" by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, Star-Spangled Comics #7 (April 1942)

It's CALLED Star-Spangled Comics, and for the first six issues, Jerry Siegel's Star-Spangled KID was its headliner. They made a big deal of this in house ads, he had every cover, and two stories per issue, one up front, and one at the back. Well, I guess it wasn't meant to be. In come Simon and Kirby, having recently defected to National/DC and offering a Captain America/Little Rascals hybrid in The Guardian and the Newsboy Legion, premiering with #7. Star-Spangled Kid would continue to have a strip in the book, but the Newsboys became a big hit, and would have a stranglehold on the covers for the foreseeable future.

Also new this issue: Robotman! I'll be sure to throw in some of his panels as we move ahead! Oh and TNT & Dan the Dyna-Mite too! Meanwhile, Captain X gets his last paycheck until he gets referenced in Firestorm decades later. The other victim is Armstrong of the Army who lost his spot issue 6.

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