True Love Problems and Advice #42 Cover

The Jack Kirby Blog has recently posted a scan of the cover to True Love Problems and Advice #42 (November 1956). I would like to think Bob was inspired by my recent serial post (Jack Kirby’s Austere Inking). A little over a week ago I did a chapter on Kirby’s Harvey work which included romance covers.

TLP #42 is certainly drawn by Kirby. Actually not one of his better efforts. I agree with Bob that the cop is the best part of the cover. This cover was not inked by Kirby. Judging by the spotting on the cop and his eyebrows I am certain this was inked by Bill Draut. Not one of his better inking jobs either. Again the best inking on the cover was done on the policeman.