The Museum Of UnCut Funk sends out a special thank you to Allan Holtz at the Stripper’s Guide for allowing us to repost his articles on the Smith-Mann Syndicate.


Here’s page three of our Pittsburgh Courier section featuring the adventures of Don Powers by Sam Milai. Milai was was one of the mainstays at the Courier; he did comics for them from 1937 through at least the early 1960s (his work appeared there until the early 70s but the later material was most likely reprints).

In this strip Milai shows himself to be a fan of George Wunder; many of the faces are drawn in Wunder’s distinctive style.

Don Powers is yet another strip that was created especially for the color section – it started with the first issue August 19, 1950 and ran through the end of the color section in 1954. The strip then continued on as a black and white daily style feature until November 1, 1958.

Source: Allan Holtz; Copyright  Allan Holtz 2013 The Strippers Guide

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