MICHAEL LEE

MICHAEL LEE BRITISH SECRET SERVICE

This character which appeared in early Three Aces Comics was created by Jack Calder under the pseudonym Jay McKellar. It is likely he wrote it as well but given the early date of the publication and the competence of the work it is reasonable to assume that the illustrator was Les Gilpin who was also Calders partner on “Sooper Dooper”.

“Duncan McLean” is introduced as a partner in “Adventure in Cyrenecia” Three Aces Comics,

MEDIUM:

PERIODICAL GRAPHIC ANTHOLOGY:

Cover:

Front: Illus., unidentified. Three Aces, 1-2, January/February 1942.

Content:

Serial:

“Michael Lee …” Contributor, Jay McKellar. 3 Aces Comics. Black & white.
“… Foils An Invasion Attempt.” 1-2, January/February 1942: 1-18.

“… Recovers plans stolen by Nazi Agents.” 1-3, March 1942: 4-22.

“… and Dee Alden new assistant Smash Attempted Sabotage.” 1-5, May 1942: 3-22.

“Michael Lee …” Contributor, Jay McKellar. Three Aces Comics. Black & white.
“… Smashes A Saboteur.” 1-6, June 1942: 3-12.

“… Adventure in Cyrenecia.” 1-8, September 1942: 2-11.

“… .” 1-9, October 1942: 2-11.

Between issues 1-9 and 2-1 “Michael Lee British Secret Service” was replaced by Fawcett Publications characters “Bulletman and Bulletgirl”.

GALLERY:

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE COVER COMIC BOOK\THREE ACES, 1-8, Sept 1942, fc.jpg 3 Aces Comics, 1-8, September 1942: Front cover.

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE CARTOON\IMAGE CARTOON M\MICHAEL LEE, Three Aces, 1-2, J-F 1942 ,2.jpg Three Aces Comics, 1-8, September 1942: 2.

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE CARTOON\IMAGE CARTOON M\MICHAEL LEE, Three Aces, 1-2, J-F 1942 _0003.jpg Three Aces Comics, 1-8, January/February 1942: Front cover.