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Hot Rods and Racing Cars was published by Charlton.  The title had an unusually long run of 120 issues for over 20 years (1951 – 1973). This February 1953 issue number 14 features a motorcycle cop gettin’ some air and losing his hat in the process. The pencils and inks on the cover art is by Dick Giordano (signed).

Giordano began as a freelance artist at the age of 20 for Charlton Comics in 1952 and was working on the covers of Hot Rods by October of 1953. He contributed artwork to numerous titles for the company’s comics, eventually rising to Executive Editor at the company in 1965. He would later move to DC Comics to eventually become a Vice President/Executive Editor in 1983, a position he held until 1993.
* Sold Copy