This drawing displays the strong draftsmanship and skillfully rendered light effects and textures that made Mac Raboy a sought-after cover artist during the Golden Age of comic books (1938–1949). During this era when modern comic books were first published, Superman and other popular superheroes emerged and became well defined. New York City native Raboy began working for early comic book publishers Harry “A” Chesler (1898–1981) and Fawcett Publications in the 1940s. His figure of Mr. E firing a weapon exemplifies the dynamic masculine imagery popular on comic book covers during World War II. Raboy was best known for drawing Captain Marvel, Jr., and later illustrated the Flash Gordon comic strip.