LEGAULT Edmond T.

LEGAULT Edmond T.

Almost nothing is known about this enigmatic creator. From an unknown beginning, he apparently brought two of his creations to Cy Bell in an effort to sell Cy on the idea of starting a periodical based on them. Cy initially declined to do so, but the War Exchange Conservation Act was passed (See WAR EXCHANGE CONSERVATION ACT) and Cy launched WOW Comics featuring Ed’s “Whiz Wallace” and “Dart Daring”.

In Joke Comics 23, Bell Features reported that “Gun crew member of the Royal Canadian Artillery” Ed Legault who trained at Valleyfield, Quebec was being released from the armed services and returning to Bell. Beyond this point Ed T. Legault disappears.

Ed’s serials were “Dart Daring” and “Whiz Wallace”. It appears he created  “Dixon of the Mounted” and “Thunderfist”. As shown in Thrilling Adventures For Boys, he also appears to have been a short story writer.

WORK:

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Content:

Serial:

“Dixon of the Mounted.” Active Comics, 1, Feb. 1942: 1-14.

“Dixon of the Mounted: Dreadful Dwellings.” Active Comics, 2, Mar. 1942: 18-31.

ILLUSTRATOR:

PERIODICAL GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Cover:

Front. Active Comics, 1, Feb. 1942.

WRITER:

BOOK TEXT & GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content:

Story:

“The Case Of Dr. Lazarr. Illus., Murray Karn. Thrilling Stories For Boys. Bell Features & Publishing, no date.

PERIODICAL GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Content:

Serial:

“Thunderfist: Introducing Thunderfist The Crime Crusher. Active Comics, 1, Feb.1942. Illus, Murray Karn. 18-29.

“Thunderfist: Thunderfist and the Monster of Catastrophe.” Illus., Murray Karn. Active Comics, 2, Mar.1942. 1-15.

“Thunderfist.” Illus., Murray Karn. Active Comics, 3, n.d. 51-64.

“Thunderfist.” Illus., Murray Karn. Active Comics, 4, n.d. 51-64.

“Thunderfist.” Writ., Unidentified( probably Legault ). Illus., Murray Karn. Active Comics, 5, no date. 51-64.

“Thunderfist.” Illus., Murray Karn. Active Comics, 6, no date: 50-62.

SOURCE:

Periodical graphic:

“Welcome Home Gang.” Joke Comics. No. 23, no date: 26-27.

GALLERY:

See DIXON OF THE MOUNTED