Alex “Xela” Schomburg, was a great cover artist. He did a lot of the early Captain America, Namor, Human Torch, All Winners books during WWII. He also did this cover (below) for Exciting Comics featuring the lovely Judy of the Jungle. Alex was famous for being one of the first comic artists to use an airbrush for his cover work.Above is my loving digital watercolor tribute to (well okay, complete rip off of) Xela’s Judy (below). Super Ordinary Living’s own Zorna Jungle Princess in a Super Orbital Luminaries issue by Omnibus Komics, my own fictional komic kompany.
I used to have one of his All Winners posters on my wall as a kid. I spent a lot of time watching Toro and the Human Torch burn through German oil tanks while Cap and Namor busted some Nazi chins. All while dodging a hail of bullets. Amazing stuff.